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Plain High, Women

Date10 – 13 July 1912
LocationSimstadion, Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, Stockholm
Participants14 from 3 countries
FormatPlatform at heights of 5 and 10 metres.

This was the first Olympic diving competition for women and it consisted of two compulsory dives from 5 metres and three compulsory dives from 10 metres. Twelve of the 14 competitors were Swedish and seven of the eight finalists were Swedes. Margareta “Greta” Johansson won easily, being placed first by all five judges. She was awarded a gold medal and the Challenge Trophy for the women’s plain high diving, which was donated in 1912 by Christina Nilsson, the Countess de Casa Miranda.

Johansson later emigrated to the United States in 1913, where she married Ernst Brandsten, seventh in 1912 Men’s Plain High Diving. They settled in California and Ernst was coach at Stanford for many U.S. Olympic divers. He was also coach of the U.S. Olympic diving team in 1936 at Berlin.

1Greta JohanssonSWEGold
2Lisa RegnellSWESilver
3Belle WhiteGBRBronze
4Elsa RegnellSWE
5Ella EklundSWE
6Elsa AnderssonSWE
7Selma AnderssonSWE
8Tora LarssonSWE
3 p2 r1/2Gerda JohanssonSWE
4 p2 r1/2Dagmar NilssonSWE
5 p2 r1/2Ester EdströmSWE
7 p1 r1/2Willy ThulinSWE
8 p1 r1/2Märta AdlerzSWE
AC p2 r1/2Hanny KellnerAUT

Round One (10 July 1912 — 19:00)

Winner of each pool and the next five leading point scorers advanced to the final round. Seven dives, four compulsory, two from 5 metres and two from 10 metres, and three optional dives from 10 metres.

Round One Pool One

1Greta JohanssonSWE536.2Q
2Lisa RegnellSWE1334.1q
3Belle WhiteGBR1433.9q
4Tora LarssonSWE2131.0q
5Selma AnderssonSWE2330.6q
6Elsa AnderssonSWE2529.7q
7Willy ThulinSWE3525.0
8Märta AdlerzSWE3921.9

Round One Pool Two

1Ella EklundSWE734.4Q
2Elsa RegnellSWE834.9q
3Gerda JohanssonSWE1628.7
4Dagmar NilssonSWE1927.3
5Ester EdströmSWE2326.3
DNFHanny KellnerAUT

Final (13 July 1912 — 19:15)

Seven dives, four compulsory, two from 5 metres and two from 10 metres, and three optional dives from 10 metres.

1Greta JohanssonSWE539.9
2Lisa RegnellSWE1136.0
3Belle WhiteGBR1734.0
4Elsa RegnellSWE2033.2
5Ella EklundSWE2231.9
6Elsa AnderssonSWE2531.3
7Selma AnderssonSWE3628.3
8Tora LarssonSWE3926.8