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Springboard, Men

Date6 – 8 August 1928
LocationZwemstadion, Amsterdam
Participants23 from 15 countries
Format1 and 3 metre boards.

Pete Desjardins had won the silver medal in this event in 1924, but returned in Amsterdam to win gold. He was ranked first in the final round by all five judges. An American sweep was prevented by Egyptian diver Farid Simaika, who won bronze behind Mickey Galitzen. Simaika actually had fewer total ordinals than Galitzen, 13.0 to 14.0, but placed third because three judges ranked Galitzen ahead of Simaika, and only two ranked Simaika ahead of Galitzen. The three medalists also won the medals in the 1928 platform, but there Simaika moved ahead of Galitzen for the silver medal, while Desjardins won the springboard/platform, as his teammate from 1924, Al White, had done.

1Pete DesjardinsUSAGold
2Mickey GalitzenUSASilver
3Farid SimaikaEGYBronze
4Harold SmithUSA
5Arthur MundGER
6Ewald RiebschlägerGER
7Alfred PhillipsCAN
8Heinz PlumannsGER
9Fumio TakashinaJPN
4 p1 r1/2Luciano CozziITA
4 p2 r1/2Július BalážTCH
4 p3 r1/2Maurice LepageFRA
5 p1 r1/2Edmund LindmarkSWE
5 p2 r1/2Curt SjöbergSWE
5 p3 r1/2Louis GompersNED
6 p1 r1/2Henk LotgeringNED
6 p2 r1/2Josef StaudingerAUT
6 p3 r1/2Federico MariscalMEX
7 p1 r1/2Armand BillardFRA
7 p2 r1/2Arthur BischoffSUI
7 p3 r1/2Stanley C. MercerGBR
8 p1 r1/2Josef NesvadbaTCH
8 p2 r1/2Harry MorrisAUS

Round One (6 August 1928)

Top three in each pool advanced to the final round. 11 dives, five compulsory from 3 metres, and six optional from either board.

Round One Pool One (9:00)

1Pete DesjardinsUSA5.0182.10Q
2Heinz PlumannsGER12.0148.00Q
3Alfred PhillipsCAN17.0134.10Q
4Luciano CozziITA20.0129.14
5Edmund LindmarkSWE22.0123.70
6Henk LotgeringNED29.0112.98
7Armand BillardFRA37.0101.44
8Josef NesvadbaTCH38.0102.48

Round One Pool Two (13:15)

1Mickey GalitzenUSA5.0178.94Q
2Farid SimaikaEGY10.0164.96Q
3Ewald RiebschlägerGER15.0151.20Q
4Július BalážTCH20.0139.24
5Curt SjöbergSWE27.0129.26
6Josef StaudingerAUT28.0128.54
7Arthur BischoffSUI35.0100.14
8Harry MorrisAUS40.094.46

Round One Pool Three (18:15)

1Harold SmithUSA5.0169.70Q
2Arthur MundGER11.0148.48Q
3Fumio TakashinaJPN14.0139.82Q
4Maurice LepageFRA21.0132.52
5Louis GompersNED24.0123.24
6Federico MariscalMEX31.088.84
7Stanley C. MercerGBR34.081.84

Final (8 August 1928)

11 dives, five compulsory from 3 metres, and six optional from either board.

1Pete DesjardinsUSA5.0185.04
2Mickey GalitzenUSA14.0174.06
3Farid SimaikaEGY13.0172.46
4Harold SmithUSA18.0168.96
5Arthur MundGER29.5154.72
6Ewald RiebschlägerGER31.0153.86
7Alfred PhillipsCAN32.5149.48
8Heinz PlumannsGER37.0150.18
9Fumio TakashinaJPN45.0139.78