| Event type

Plain High, Men

Date22 – 25 August 1920
LocationZwemstadion van Antwerpen, Antwerpen
Participants22 from 11 countries
Format5 and 10 metre boards.

In the plain high diving, Swedes took the first four places, with Erik Adlerz, who won silver at fancy high diving, bringing up the rear of those four. The silver medal winner was Nils Skoglund, who was only 14 years and 11 days old on the day that event ended. He remains the youngest male ever to win a medal in Olympic diving. He is also the youngest male to ever win an individual medal in the Olympics, trailing five women in that category. The 1920 plain high diving event consisted of four dives - one each running and standing from both the 5- and 10-metre platforms.

1Arvid WallmanSWEGold
2Nils SkoglundSWESilver
3Johan JanssonSWEBronze
4Erik AdlerzSWE
5Yrjö ValkamaFIN
6Herold JanssonDEN
7Fernand SauvageBEL
8Adolpho WellischBRA
9Harold ClarkeGBR
4 p1 r1/2Albert DickinGBR
4 p2 r1/2Kalle KainuvaaraFIN
4 p3 r1/2Harry PriesteUSA
5 p1 r1/2Sigvard AndersenNOR
5 p2 r1/2Clyde SwendsenUSA
5 p3 r1/2Sven Palle SørensenDEN
6 p1 r1/2Richard BeauchampUSA
6 p2 r1/2Frank MullenUSA
6 p3 r1/2Bernhard DahlNOR
7 p1 r1/2Guglielmo De SanctisITA
7 p2 r1/2Richard FlintCAN
7 p3 r1/2Joseph de SonayBEL
8 p2 r1/2Masayoshi UchidaJPN

Round One (22 – 23 August 1920)

Top three in each pool advanced to the final round. Four dives, two from 5 metres and two from 10 metres.

Pool One (22 August 1920 — 11:00)

1Nils SkoglundSWE10153.0Q
2Herold JanssonDEN13152.0Q
3Fernand SauvageBEL17145.5Q
4Albert DickinGBR17140.5
5Sigvard AndersenNOR21139.0
6Richard BeauchampUSA23135.0
7Guglielmo De SanctisITA3398.0

Pool Two (22 August 1920 — 15:30)

1Arvid WallmanSWE8175.5Q
2Erik AdlerzSWE11177.0Q
3Adolpho WellischBRA14162.0Q
4Kalle KainuvaaraFIN15160.0
5Clyde SwendsenUSA25148.0
6Frank MullenUSA27144.0
7Richard FlintCAN34126.0
8Masayoshi UchidaJPN4094.0

Pool Three (23 August 1920 — 10:30)

1Johan JanssonSWE8171.5Q
2Harold ClarkeGBR10164.5Q
3Yrjö ValkamaFIN14157.0Q
4Harry PriesteUSA18149.5
5Sven Palle SørensenDEN27137.0
6Bernhard DahlNOR28136.5
7Joseph de SonayBEL30129.0

Final (25 August 1920 — 10:30)

Four dives, two from 5 metres and two from 10 metres.

1Arvid WallmanSWE7183.5
2Nils SkoglundSWE8183.0
3Johan JanssonSWE16175.0
4Erik AdlerzSWE19173.0
5Yrjö ValkamaFIN23167.5
6Herold JanssonDEN27159.0
7Fernand SauvageBEL34148.5
8Adolpho WellischBRA37153.0
9Harold ClarkeGBR40142.0