at the Games of the III Olympiad
|Dates||5 September 1904 through|
6 September 1904
|No. of events||2|
|Competitors||10 from 2 nations|
| Diving at the|
1904 Summer Olympics
|Plunge for distance||men|
At the 1904 Summer Olympics , in St. Louis, diving debuted as an official two-event Olympic sport. The competitions were held on Monday, 5 September 1904 and on Wednesday, 6 September 1904. It included the only Olympic appearance of the plunge for distance event.
|Platform||George Sheldon (USA)||Georg Hoffmann (GER)||Alfred Braunschweiger (GER)|
|Frank Kehoe (USA)|
|Plunge for distance||William Paul Dickey (USA)||Edgar Adams (USA)||Leo Budd Goodwin (USA)|
A total of ten divers from two nations competed at the St. Louis Games:
|1||United States (USA)||2||1||2||5|
|Totals (2 nations)||2||2||3||7|
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