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Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

Men's 10 metre platform
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Mexico
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
Diving at the
1956 Summer Olympics
3 m springboard   men   women
10 m platform   men   women

The men's 10 metre platform, also reported as high diving, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics programme.

The competition was split into two phases held on different days:

  • Preliminary round (5 December) – Divers performed six voluntary dives of limited degrees of difficulty. The twelve divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
  • Final (6 December) – Divers performed four voluntary dives without any limits of difficulty. The final score was the aggregate of the preliminary and final rounds' points.

Results

Rank Diver Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total
 Joaquín Capilla (MEX) 78.68 2 73.76 2 152.44
 Gary Tobian (USA) 76.77 4 75.64 1 152.41
 Richard Connor (USA) 80.24 1 69.55 4 149.79
4  Gerlach József (HUN) 77.77 3 71.48 3 149.25
5  Roman Brener (URS) 76.56 5 66.39 5 142.95
6  William Farrell (USA) 75.07 6 64.05 7 139.12
7  Siák Ferenc (HUN) 72.85 9 65.98 6 138.83
8  Mikhail Chachba (URS) 73.02 8 61.50 8 134.52
9  Alberto Capilla Perez (MEX) 74.18 7 58.56 9 134.74
10  Juan Botella (MEX) 69.39 12 56.06 10 125.45
11  Yutaka Baba (JPN) 70.76 10 52.93 11 123.69
12  Ryo Mabuchi (JPN) 69.76 11 50.44 12 120.20
13  Gennady Galkin (URS) 68.92 13
14  Peter Tarsey (GBR) 68.34 14
15  William Patrick (CAN) 67.71 15
16  Helge Vasenius (FIN) 66.63 16
17  Francis Murphy (AUS) 66.29 17
18  William Tully (AUS) 65.49 18
19 (CHI) 63.01 19
20  Roy Walsh (GBR) 62.56 20
21  Raymond Cann (GBR) 60.08 20
22  Barry Holmes (AUS) 58.01 22

References

  • The Organizing Committee of the XV Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956 (1958). "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956" (pdf). The Organizing Committee of the XV Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956. pp. p. 609. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  • Herman de Wael (2001-01-26). "Diving - men's platform (Melbourne 1956)". Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
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