Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men’s 3 metre springboard

The men’s 3 metre springboard, also reported as springboard diving, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme.[1]

Diving at the Olympics
Men’s 3 metre springboard events at the Olympics
Men’s 3 metre springboard

at the Games of the XV Olympiad

Left-right: Anderson, Browning, Clotworthy
Medalists
David Browning  United States
Miller Anderson  United States
Bob Clotworthy  United States
 1948
1956 
Diving at the
1952 Summer Olympics
3 m springboard men women
10 m platform men women

The competition was split into two phases on different days:

  • Preliminary round (27 July) – Divers performed six voluntary dives of limited degrees of difficulty. The eight divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
  • Final (28 July) – Divers performed six voluntary dives without any limits of difficulty. The final score was the aggregate of the preliminary and final rounds’ points.

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Rank Diver Nation Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total
David Browning  United States 89.59 1 115.70 1 205.29
Miller Anderson  United States 88.00 2 111.84 2 199.84
Bob Clotworthy  United States 80.64 3 104.28 3 184.92
4 Joaquín Capilla  Mexico 79.42 4 98.91 4 178.33
5 Roman Brener  Soviet Union 69.37 7 96.26 5 165.63
6 Milton Busin  Brazil 67.97 8 87.94 6 155.91
7 Anthony Turner  Great Britain 71.36 5 80.54 7 151.90
8 Aleksey Zigalov  Soviet Union 71.25 6 80.06 8 151.31
9 Yoav Raanan  Israel 67.70 9 Did not advance
10 Franz Worisch  Austria 67.18 10 Did not advance
11 Hans Aderhold  Germany 67.09 11 Did not advance
12 Werner Sobeck  Germany 66.75 12 Did not advance
13 Gennady Udalov  Soviet Union 65.99 13 Did not advance
14 Helge Vasenius  Finland 65.41 14 Did not advance
15 Katsuichi Mori  Japan 65.23 15 Did not advance
16 Peter Heatly  Great Britain 63.37 16 Did not advance
17 Ahmed Kamel Aly  Egypt 62.95 17 Did not advance
18 Kamal Ali Hassan  Egypt 62.68 18 Did not advance
19 Rodolfo Perea  Mexico 62.36 19 Did not advance
20 Peter Elliott  Great Britain 61.85 20 Did not advance
20 Alberto Capilla  Mexico 61.85 20 Did not advance
22 Willem Welgemoed  South Africa 61.64 22 Did not advance
23 Frank Landqvist  Sweden 60.11 23 Did not advance
24 Ronald Faulds  Australia 59.90 24 Did not advance
25 Frank Gosling  Bermuda 59.57 25 Did not advance
26 Raymond Mulinghausen  France 59.52 26 Did not advance
27 Gunnar Johansson  Sweden 59.11 27 Did not advance
28 Mickey Johnson  Bermuda 58.70 28 Did not advance
29 Olavi Heinonen  Finland 58.06 29 Did not advance
30 Henri Goosen  France 57.79 30 Did not advance
31 Allan Smith  Ceylon 55.00 31 Did not advance
32 Lamberto Mari  Italy 54.42 32 Did not advance
33 Ahmed Fahti Mohamed Hashad  Egypt 50.04 33 Did not advance
34 Francis Murphy  Australia 48.42 34 Did not advance
35 Heinz Schaub  Switzerland 47.15 35 Did not advance
36 Eduardo Fereda  Venezuela 41.98 36 Did not advance

The divers were distracted by a photographer in a frogman suit who stationed himself in the pool to take pictures.[2]

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