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Diving at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Plain High

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Djurgården Bay, Stockholm
Date Started: July 6, 1912
Date Finished: July 11, 1912
Format: Platforms at heights of 5 and 10 metres.

Gold: SWE Erik Adlerz
Silver: SWE Hjalmar Johansson
Bronze: SWE Johan Jansson


The plain high diving event consisted of one running dive and one standing dive from 5 metres and one standing dive and two running dives from 10 metres. All the dives were selected from a table of 13 allowable dives. Erik Adlerz won the event relatively easily, placing first on four of the five judges’ cards, the fifth judge placing him third. Adlerz won the plain and fancy high diving four days later to win two diving gold medals in Stockholm. The silver medal went to Hjalmar Johansson, who was the defending Olympic champion, in a very close battle with his teammate, Johan “John” Jansson. They tied on total ordinals, but Johansson defeated Jansson by 2/10ths of a point. The Swedes swept the first four places.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Erik Adlerz 19 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Hjalmar Johansson 38 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Johan Jansson 19 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Viktor Crondahl 25 Sweden SWE
5 Toivo Aro 25 Finland FIN
6 Axel Runström 28 Sweden SWE
7 Ernst Brandsten 28 Sweden SWE
AC r2/2 Paul Günther 29 Germany GER DNF
2 p1 r1/2 Torsten Eriksson 21 Sweden SWE
2 p2 r1/2 George Gaidzik 27 United States USA
2 p4 r1/2 Oskar Wetzell 23 Finland FIN
3 p1 r1/2 Tauno Ilmoniemi 18 Finland FIN
3 p2 r1/2 George Yvon 25 Great Britain GBR
3 p4 r1/2 Kalle Kainuvaara 21 Finland FIN
4 p1 r1/2 Alfred Johansson 35 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r1/2 Gunnar Ekstrand 20 Sweden SWE
4 p4 r1/2 Albert Nyman 39 Finland FIN
5 p1 r1/2 Nils Tvedt 28 Norway NOR
5 p2 r1/2 Arthur McAleenan 17 United States USA
5 p4 r1/2 Leo Suni 20 Finland FIN
6 p1 r1/2 Elis Holmer 18 Sweden SWE
6 p2 r1/2 Carlo Bonfanti 36 Italy ITA
6 p3 r1/2 Hans Luber 18 Germany GER
6 p4 r1/2 Albert Zürner 22 Germany GER
7 p1 r1/2 Sigvard Andersen 18 Norway NOR
7 p2 r1/2 Alfred Engelsen 19 Norway NOR
7 p3 r1/2 Kurt Behrens 27 Germany GER
7 p4 r1/2 Sven Montan 24 Sweden SWE
8 p3 r1/2 Jack Lyons 35 Canada CAN
9 p3 r1/2 Jens Stefenson 17 Sweden SWE
AC p1 r1/2 Viktor Baranov Russia RUS