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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Djurgården Bay, Stockholm
Date Started: July 8, 1912
Date Finished: July 9, 1912
Format: Two springboards of heights of 1 and 3 metres.

Gold: GER Paul Günther
Silver: GER Hans Luber
Bronze: GER Kurt Behrens


This competition consisted of two compulsory dives from 1 metre and two compulsory dives from 3 metres, followed by three optionals from 3 metres, which could be selected from a table of 18 allowable dives. Germany swept the first four places. After the compulsory dives, Zürner and Günther led, with Jansson close behind them. Günther dove brilliantly during the optional dives and was placed first by four of the five judges. The competition for the bronze medal was very close, with total ordinal scores of 22-23-24 given to Jansson, Zürner, and Hans Luber. The fourth-place finisher, Albert Zürner, was the defending Olympic champion from this event in London.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Paul Günther 29 Germany GER Gold
2 Hans Luber 18 Germany GER Silver
3 Kurt Behrens 27 Germany GER Bronze
4 Albert Zürner 22 Germany GER
5 Robert Zimmerman 30 Canada CAN
6 Ernest Pott 29 Great Britain GBR
7 Johan Jansson 19 Sweden SWE
8 George Gaidzik 27 United States USA
3 p1 r1/2 Arthur McAleenan 17 United States USA
3 p2 r1/2 Ernst Eklund 17 Sweden SWE
4 p1 r1/2 Ernst Brandsten 28 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r1/2 Carlo Bonfanti 36 Italy ITA
5 p1 r1/2 Tore Nylund 17 Sweden SWE
5 p3 r1/2 Ernfrid Appelqvist 23 Sweden SWE
6 p1 r1/2 Eskil Brodd 26 Sweden SWE
6 p3 r1/2 Axel Runström 28 Sweden SWE
7 p1 r1/2 Oskar Wetzell 23 Finland FIN
7 p3 r1/2 Erik Tjäder 48 Sweden SWE