Katinka Larsen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKatinka•Larsen (-Tinsley)
Used nameKatinka•Larsen
Born9 November 1905 in Holborn, England (GBR)
Died9 August 1999 in Chichester, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Kathinka Larsen did not start diving competitively until she was 21, and first attracted attention in 1934 when she won the London Diving Club Springboard Championship, and also took a silver medal in the 3-metre event at the European Championships. She also represented England in the British Empire Games that same year. She retained the London club title in 1935 and 1936, and in the first of those years, won her first ASA diving title. Larsen also won the Middlesex and Southern Counties titles in 1934-36.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GBR Katinka Larsen
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 13

Special Notes


Date of birth is uncertain. Commonwealth Games data also has a DOB of 9 November 1907, but multiple sources confirm the DOB listed above.