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Gottlob Walz

Full name: Gottlob Friedrich Walz
Gender: Male
Born: June 29, 1881 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: 1943 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Schwaben Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

German diver Gottlob Walz won a gold medal on platform at the 1906 Athina Olympics. Two years later in London he won a bronze medal on springboard, tieing [George Gaidzik], both behind Walz’s teammates [Albert Zürner] and [Kurt Behrens]. Nationally Walz was German Champion on springboard from 1900-03 and in 1899 won the diving combination. Between 1901 and 1903 he was European Champion for three consecutive years and added a bronze medal in 1908.

In 1912 Walz published his textbook Die Kunst des Wasserspringens in Wort und Bild (The Art of Diving in Words and Pictures). After World War I he headed a paper mill in Switzerland. In 1988 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as a diving pioneer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 24 Athina Diving Men's Platform Germany GER 1 Gold
1908 Summer 26 London Diving Men's Springboard Germany GER 3T Bronze

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1908 Summer 26 London Diving Germany Final 3T 80.80
1908 Summer 26 London Diving Germany Semi-Finals Pool One 2 QU 80.30
1908 Summer 26 London Diving Germany Round One Pool Five 1 QU 81.30

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1906 Summer 24 Athina Diving Germany Final Standings 1 156.0 140 160 159 166 155
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