When did diving first become an event sport in the Olympics?
#6198. Asked by Kris. (Sep 21 00 2:43 AM)
Springboard in 1908 won by Albert Zuermer of GERMANY. pLATFORM Dive, 1904 won by G.E. Shelton, UNITED STATES.
Sep 21 00, 5:07 AM
Platform diving (33 feet high) achieved international notice in the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis when it was included as an event on the men's swimming program. Springboard diving was added for the 1908 Games in London. Women's diving was slower in being accepted. It was not until 1912 that plain high diving was included in the Olympics, and 1920 that the first women's springboard contest was conducted. Fancy high diving for women came into being in 1928 internationally. http://www.worldwideaquatics.com/olympics/aboutdiving.htm
Mar 27 04, 11:46 AM
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