Full name: Gottlob Friedrich Walz
Born: June 29, 1881 in Stuttgart, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Died: 1943 in Stuttgart, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Schwaben Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
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 Walzâs teammates [Albert ZÃ¼rner] 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.
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Diving||Men's Platform||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Diving||Men's Springboard||Germany||GER||3T||Bronze|
|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|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Diving||Germany||Final Standings||1||156.0||140||160||159||166||155|