- 1912 Summer Olympics
- Plain High, Women
Plain High, Women
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.
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
Round One Pool Two
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.