| Event type

Springboard, Women

Date 9 August 1928
LocationZwemstadion, Amsterdam
Participants10 from 4 countries
Format1 and 3 metre boards. Final round only.

There were but 10 competitors from four countries, so only a final round was held. The United States’ divers swept the medals, led by Helen Meany, competing in her third Olympic Games, but winning her first medal. In both 1920 and 1924 she competed only on the platform. The silver medalist, Dorothy Poynton, had just turned 13-years-old a few weeks before this event, and would return to win the platform gold medal in both 1932 and 1936. Bronze medalist Georgia Coleman added a silver on the platform in Amsterdam and would return in 1932 to win gold on the springboard and repeat her silver medal on the platform. Coleman contracted polio in 1937 and lived only a few more years, dying at only 28-years-old.

1Helen MeanyUSA6.078.62Gold
2Dorothy PoyntonUSA13.075.62Silver1
3Georgia ColemanUSA14.073.38Bronze2
4Ilse MeudtnerGER22.067.42
5Margret BorgsGER26.065.16
6Lini SöhnchenGER34.063.28
7Truus KlapwijkNED35.060.98
8Alie van LeeuwenNED35.059.82
9Klara BornettAUT40.056.90
10Bep HestermanNED50.048.20