| Event type

Springboard, Women

Date29 – 30 July 1952
LocationHelsingin Uimastadion, Helsinki
Participants15 from 7 countries
Format3 metre springboard.

Pat McCormick won gold on the springboard in Helsinki, the first of her four Olympic diving gold medals, as she would win the double/double in both Helsinki and Melbourne. Second-place went to Frenchwoman Mady Moreau, who was born in Vietnam, and had been seventh on the springboard in 1948. Her silver medal broke a run of American medal sweeps in women’s springboard that went back to 1920. The bronze was won by Zoe Ann Olsen-Jensen, who had been the silver medalist in 1948, as Zoe Ann Olsen, before her marriage to major league baseball star Jackie Jensen.

1Pat McCormickUSA147.30Gold
2Mady MoreauFRA139.34Silver
3Zoe Ann Olsen-JensenUSA127.57Bronze
4Ninel KrutovaURS116.86
5Charmain WelshGBR116.38
6Lyubov ZhigalovaURS113.83
7Nicole PéllissardFRA111.98
8Ann LongGBR108.82
9 r1/2Carol FrickUSA52.97
10 r1/2Valentina ChumichevaURS52.15
11 r1/2Dorothy DrewGBR51.28
12 r1/2Els van den HornNED49.44
13 r1/2Anna-Stina WahlbergSWE48.47
14 r1/2Lenie Lanting-KellerNED47.33
15 r1/2Masami MiyamotoJPN46.88

Qualifying (29 July 1952)

Five optional dives. Top 8 advanced to the final.

1Pat McCormickUSA71.85Q
2Mady MoreauFRA67.65Q
3Ninel KrutovaURS56.18Q
4Charmain WelshGBR59.14Q
5Nicole PéllissardFRA55.69Q
6Ann LongGBR54.82Q
7Lyubov ZhigalovaURS54.18Q
8Zoe Ann Olsen-JensenUSA54.09Q1
9Carol FrickUSA52.97
10Valentina ChumichevaURS52.15
11Dorothy DrewGBR51.28
12Els van den HornNED49.44
13Anna-Stina WahlbergSWE48.47
14Lenie Lanting-KellerNED47.33
15Masami MiyamotoJPN46.88

Final (30 July 1952)

Five optional dives. Score added to qualifying round score.

1Pat McCormickUSA147.3075.45
2Mady MoreauFRA139.3471.69
3Zoe Ann Olsen-JensenUSA127.5773.48
4Ninel KrutovaURS116.8660.68
5Charmain WelshGBR116.3857.24
6Lyubov ZhigalovaURS113.8359.65
7Nicole PéllissardFRA111.9856.29
8Ann LongGBR108.8254.00