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Men's Platform

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Djurgården Bay, Stockholm
Date Started: July 12, 1912
Date Finished: July 15, 1912
Format: Platform at heights of 5 and 10 metres.

Gold: SWE Erik Adlerz
Silver: GER Albert Zürner
Bronze: SWE Gustaf Blomgren


In this event, the divers executed one plain running dive and one backwards somersault dive from 5 metres, one plain running dive and one plain standing dive from 10 metres, and three optional dives from 10 metres. The optional dives were to be selected from a table 13 allowable dives. Erik Adlerz had already won the plain high diving competition. Adlerz was leading on all judges totals going into his last dive, a flying somersault, but failed badly on it, and was then ranked second by two of the judges, trailing Albert Zürner. However, he was ranked first by three judges, and his total ordinal score of seven enabled him to win the championship.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Erik Adlerz 19 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Albert Zürner 22 Germany GER Silver
3 Gustaf Blomgren 24 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Hjalmar Johansson 38 Sweden SWE
5 George Yvon 25 Great Britain GBR
6 Harald Arbin 44 Sweden SWE
7 Alvin Carlsson 20 Sweden SWE
8 Toivo Aro 25 Finland FIN
3 p1 r1/2 Hans Luber 18 Germany GER
4 p1 r1/2 Gösta Sjöberg 16 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r1/2 Ernst Eklund 17 Sweden SWE
4 p3 r1/2 Robert Andersson 25 Sweden SWE
5 p1 r1/2 Ernst Brandsten 28 Sweden SWE
5 p2 r1/2 Sigvard Andersen 18 Norway NOR
5 p3 r1/2 Jens Stefenson 17 Sweden SWE
6 p1 r1/2 George Gaidzik 27 United States USA
6 p2 r1/2 Oskar Wetzell 23 Finland FIN
7 p1 r1/2 Johan Jansson 19 Sweden SWE
7 p2 r1/2 Kalle Kainuvaara 21 Finland FIN
8 p1 r1/2 Kurt Behrens 27 Germany GER
9 p1 r1/2 Leo Suni 20 Finland FIN
AC p2 r1/2 Arthur McAleenan 17 United States USA
AC p3 r1/2 Jack Lyons 35 Canada CAN