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Diving at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliron Bay, Peiraias
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 28, 1906
Format: Nine dives from heights of 4, 8, and 12 metres, three from each height.

Gold: GER Gottlob Walz
Silver: GER Georg Hoffmann
Bronze: AUT Otto Satzinger

Summary

The diving was held, as were the swimming and rowing events, at the Neo Phaliron Bay in the open water. The diving competition was spread over two days when it had to be canceled on 26 April [13 April] and 27 April [14 April] because of the high winds that came up in the Neo Phaliron Bay. Although some dives were completed in the afternoon of 27 April [14 April], the event was finished the following morning.

The diving competition was held off three platforms at 4, 8 and 12 meters in height above the water. Each diver took nine dives, three from each height. The rules decreed that the dives would be judged on two factors: difficulty and execution. There were five judges, with each diver's final score being figured by averaging the marks of the five judges. Scoring was 10 points for difficulty, and 10 points for execution, or 20 points possible for each dive. Thus, the highest possible total score was 180.0.

The competition was dominated by German speaking divers. It was won by Gottlob Walz of Germany. Georg Hoffmann, also of Germany, finished second, with Otto Satzinger, of Austria, winning the bronze medal. Walz's nine dives were as follows: 4-metre - 1) Half-gainer, 2) Full-gainer, 3) 1½ somersault layout position; 8-metre - 1) Front jackknife, 2) tuck jump, 3) half driller; 12-metre - 1) Front jackknife, 2) Straddle dive, 3) Emperor jump.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1 Gottlob Walz 24 Germany GER Gold 156.0 140 160 159 166 155
2 Georg Hoffmann Germany GER Silver 150.2 130 161 151 159 150
3 Otto Satzinger 27 Austria AUT Bronze 147.4 132 151 158 149 147
4 Albert Zürner 16 Germany GER 144.6 123 166 149 150 135
5 Melville Clark 23 Great Britain GBR 144.0 151 165 124 120 160
6 Hjalmar Johansson 32 Sweden SWE 143.4 156 160 124 117 160
7 Robert Andersson 19 Sweden SWE 142.2 142 168 136 122 143
8 Fritz Nicolai 27 Germany GER 138.0 113 151 150 154 122
9 Einar Rosengren 21 Sweden SWE 137.6
10 Emil Lundberg 42 Sweden SWE 135.4
11 Gerlach Richter 18 Sweden SWE 134.0
12 Otto Hagborg 51 Sweden SWE 133.8
13 Wilhelm Lindgren 25 Sweden SWE 130.6
14 Sigfrid Larsson 24 Sweden SWE 131.2
15 Alfred Johansson 29 Sweden SWE 129.2
16 Axel Norling 22 Sweden SWE 127.4
17 Harold Smyrk 16 Great Britain GBR 126.4
18 Emilios Krouazas Greece GRE 39.4
19 P. Paraskevopoulos Greece GRE 27.2
20 D. Argalias Greece GRE 22.0
AC Luigi Capra Italy ITA DNF
AC Carlo Bonfanti 30 Italy ITA DNF
AC Frank Bornamann 29 United States USA DNF
AC John Andersson 36 Sweden SWE DNF