Diver Gerda Daumerlang finished fourth in the 3 metre springboard at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was already seen as the bronze medal winner by the audience, but the jury then allowed [Dorothy Poynton-Hill] of the United States to execute her last dive again, and she took the bronze medal instead. Daumerlang was silver medalist at the 1938 European Championships. From 1937-41 she was the German springboard champion.
Daumerlang moved to Vienna at the beginning of the 1940s,studied medicine, and represented Erster Wiener Amateur-Schwimm-Club. In 1944 she got married in Vienna and after World War II moved to Tettenweis near Passau. She ran her own medical practice until 1982 and also worked as a surgeon at a hospital in Griesbach.