Diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Plunge for distance

Plunge for distance was an underwater diving event held as part of the diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, September 5, 1904. It was the first time diving events were held at the Olympics. Five divers competed.

Men's platform diving
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 5
Competitors5 from 1 nation
William Dickey  United States
Edgar Adams  United States
Leo Goodwin  United States

Plunge for distance was a diving long jump. Competitors dove into the pool from a standing position and their attained distance was measured after either 60 seconds passed or their head broke the surface, whichever came first.[1] Plunge for distance did not appear in any subsequent Olympic Games.


PlaceDiverNationWidth (m)
William Paul Dickey United States19.05
Edgar Adams United States17.526
Leo Budd Goodwin United States17.37
4Newman Samuels United States16.764
5Charles Pyrah United States13.97

See also


  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2006.
  • International Olympic Committee Sports - Swimming


  1. Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book Of Olympic Lists. Great Britain: Aurum Press Ltd. pp. 300. ISBN 9781845137731.
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