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Diving at the 1972 München Summer Games

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Host City: München, West Germany
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 4, 1972
Events: 4

Participants: 91 (50 men and 41 women) from 25 countries
Youngest Participant: AUT Niki Stajkovic (13 years, 187 days)
Oldest Participant: FRG Klaus Konzorr (31 years, 347 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy and USA United States (3 medals)


Built specifically for the Olympics, 1972 diving took place at the Schwimmhale in the Olympiapark in Munich. The indoor arena hosted water polo, swimming, diving, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon. There were four diving events – 3-metre springboard and 10-metre platform for men and women, which remained the standard Olympic diving program through 1996. The big news was that American divers, who had completely dominated this sport since 1920, won only one gold medal, that going to [Micki King] in women’s springboard, while [Klaus Dibiasi] won the second of his three consecutive gold medals in men’s platform.