| Event type

Platform, Women

Date12 August 1932 — 09:00
LocationOlympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Participants7 from 5 countries
Format5 and 10 metre platforms. Final round only. Four compulsory dives.

Competition took place on 5- and 10-metre platforms, with only four dives, all compulsory, two on the 5-metre platform and two on the 10-metre platform. There were only seven competitors, with the medals swept by United States’ divers. Dorothy Poynton won gold, after winning a silver on the springboard at the 1928 Olympics. She would return to the 1936 Olympics and defend her title on the platform and add a fourth Olympic medal, a bronze, on the springboard. Silver medalist Georgia Coleman repeated her performance at the 1928 Olympics, and also won a gold in 1932 on springboard. This was the only Olympic appearance for the bronze medalist, Marion Roper.

1Dorothy PoyntonUSA40.26Gold
2Georgia ColemanUSA35.56Silver
3Marion RoperUSA35.22Bronze
4Ingeborg SjöqvistSWE34.52
5Ingrid LarsenDEN31.96
6Etsuko KamakuraJPN31.36
7Magdalena EpplyAUT26.76