| Event type

Plain High, Women

Date19 – 20 July 1924
LocationPiscine des Tourelles, Saint-Mandé
Participants11 from 6 countries
Format5 and 10 metre platforms.

This event was termed plain high diving, but was effectively a platform diving competition, held on both the 5-metre and 10-metre platforms. Women had competed in plain high diving at the Olympics in 1912 and 1920, but from 1928 onward, this would be called the platform diving competition. The event consisted of four dives in each round, two compulsory and two optional. Only 11 competitors started with three from each pool advancing to a final round. The final was won by Carol Smith of the USA, followed by her teammate Betty Becker, who won the springboard gold medal in Paris, with the bronze medal going to Sweden’s Hjördis Töpel. Becker would return in 1928 and win gold on the platform.

1Carol SmithUSAGold
2Betty BeckerUSASilver
3Hjördis TöpelSWEBronze
4Edith NielsenDEN
5Helen MeanyUSA
6Belle WhiteGBR
4 p1 r1/2Verrall NewmanGBR
4 p2 r1/2Grete AdlerAUT
5 p1 r1/2Ewa OlliwierSWE
5 p2 r1/2Simone HennebertBEL
6 p1 r1/2Eileen ArmstrongGBR

Round One (19 July 1924)

Top three in each pool advanced to the final round. Four dives, two compulsory and two optional

Round One Pool One

1Betty BeckerUSA11.0161.0Q
2Hjördis TöpelSWE11.5159.0Q
3Helen MeanyUSA16.5152.0Q
4Verrall NewmanGBR18.0154.0
5Ewa OlliwierSWE20.5148.0
6Eileen ArmstrongGBR27.5141.0

Round One Pool Two

1Carol SmithUSA5.5160.0Q
2Belle WhiteGBR9.5150.0Q
3Edith NielsenDEN18.5128.0Q
4Grete AdlerAUT19.5125.0
5Simone HennebertBEL22.0118.0

Final (20 July 1924)

Four dives, two compulsory and two optional

1Carol SmithUSA10.5166.0
2Betty BeckerUSA11.0167.0
3Hjördis TöpelSWE15.5164.0
4Edith NielsenDEN17.5158.0
5Helen MeanyUSA22.0148.0
6Belle WhiteGBR28.5140.0