Diving at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's plain high diving

The men's plain high diving, also reported as plongeons de haut vol ordinaires (English: regular high diving), was one of five diving events on the diving at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. The competitors performed four times a forward plain dive: two from the 10 metre and two from the 5 metre platforms. The competition was held on Monday July 14, 1924, and Tuesday July 15, 1924.

Men's plain high diving
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Stadium Tourelles
DatesJuly 14 (semifinals)
July 15 (final)
Competitors25 from 10 nations
Dick Eve  Australia
John Jansson  Sweden
Harold Clarke  Great Britain

Twenty-five divers from ten nations competed.


First round

The three divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the final.

Group 1

1 Dick Eve (AUS)13.5157
2 Pete Desjardins (USA)13.5155
3 Raymond Vincent (FRA)17155
4 Erik Adlerz (SWE)17.5151
5 Yrjö Valkama (FIN)19.5150
6 Albert Dickin (GBR)25.5141
7 Sven Palle Sørensen (DEN)38125
8 Albert Van Heymbeek (BEL)41118
9 Francisco Ortiz (ESP)41.5117

Group 2

1 Arvid Wallman (SWE)8.5165
2 Clarence Pinkston (USA)10157
3 Albert Knight (GBR)12156
4 Volmer Otzen (DEN)22137
5 Georges Garreau (FRA)27127
6 Hugo Koivuniemi (FIN)28123
7 Henk Lotgering (NED)32.5116
8 Antonio Tort (ESP)4090

Group 3

1 Harold Clarke (GBR)9162
2 Ben Thrash (USA)17146
3 John Jansson (SWE)17144
4 Émile Dauvet (FRA)19.5147
5 Herold Jansson (DEN)21141
6 Jussi Elo (FIN)21.5141
7 Santiago Ulio (ESP)36102
8 Henk Hemsing (NED)3994


 Dick Eve (AUS)13.5160
 John Jansson (SWE)14.5157
 Harold Clarke (GBR)15.5158
4 Ben Thrash (USA)23.5145
5 Raymond Vincent (FRA)26.5144
6 Pete Desjardins (USA)28141
7 Albert Knight (GBR)31137
8 Arvid Wallman (SWE)31.5136
9 Clarence Pinkston (USA)41125


  • Comité Olympique Français (1924). "Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade - Rapport Officiel" (PDF). pp. p. 456. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2006-12-29.
  • Herman de Wael (2003-08-03). "Diving 1924". Retrieved 2006-12-29.
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