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George Gaidzik

Full name: George William Gaidzik
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Born: February 22, 1885 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 25, 1938 in Lake Michigan, Unknown, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

By sharing third place in the 1908 Olympic springboard event, George Gaidzik, the son of Polish immigrants, who represented the Chicago AA, prevented the Germans from making a clean sweep of the medals. He also placed fifth in the platform in 1908 and competed in all three diving events at the 1912 Olympics but failed to place in any of them. Gaidzik won the AAU outdoor platform title from 1909-1911 and was the indoor champion in 1910 and 1912. Due to an error by the nurse who reported his birth, his name was mistakenly registered as “Edward Gadick”. His mother was forced to make a sworn statement to this effect before he was issued with a passport to take him to the 1908 Games.

Gaidzik and his fifteen year old son died when a sudden storm capsized their boat on Lake Michigan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 3T Bronze
1908 Summer 23 London Diving Men's Platform United States USA 5
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 8
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving Men's Platform United States USA 6 p1 r1/2
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving Men's Plain High United States USA 2 p2 r1/2

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS O JP
1908 Summer 23 London Diving United States Final 3T 80.80
1908 Summer 23 London Diving United States Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 QU 85.60
1908 Summer 23 London Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 82.80
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Final 8 68.01 36
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Three 3 QC 74.03 16
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 6 71.60
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 7 68.70
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 8 68.20
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 7 70.15
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 8 61.40
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Three Judge #1 3 70.05
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Three Judge #2 3 75.40
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Three Judge #3 2 74.45
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Three Judge #4 4 75.35
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Three Judge #5 4 74.90

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS O JP
1908 Summer 23 London Diving United States Final 5 56.30
1908 Summer 23 London Diving United States Semi-Finals Pool Two 3 QC 61.05
1908 Summer 23 London Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 81.80
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool One 6 62.56 25
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 1 71.40
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 8 53.45
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 6 60.60
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 2 72.60
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 8 54.75

Men's Plain High

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JP
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Two 2 13 36.2
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #1 2 39.0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #2 3 37.0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #3 3 31.0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #4 2 37.5
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #5 3 36.5
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