Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

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Men's platform diving
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 20–24
Competitors 24 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    Sweden
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Diving at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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3 m springboard men
10 m platform men

The men's 10 metre platform, also known as the high diving competition, was one of two diving events on the diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme, along with the men's 3 metre springboard.

The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a running plain dive and a backward somersault from the 5 metre board, a running plain dive and a standing plain dive from the 10 metre board, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 10 metre board. The competition was held from Monday July 20, 1908 to Friday July 24, 1908.

Twenty-four divers from six nations competed.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The two divers who scored the greatest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the semifinals.

Group 1

Place Diver Score
1  George Gaidzik (USA) 81.8
2  Harold Goodworth (GBR) 76.0
3  Erik Adlerz (SWE) 74.1
4  Oskar Wetzell (FIN) 69.7
5  James Aldous (GBR) 68.0

Group 2

Place Diver Score
1  Hjalmar Johansson (SWE) 78.4
2  Karl Malmström (SWE) 73.95
3  William Hoare (GBR) 65.2
4  Joseph Huketick (BEL) DNF

Group 3

Place Diver Score
1  Hilmer Löfberg (SWE) 68.9
2  Heinz Freyschmidt (GER) 67.3
3  Sigfrid Larsson (SWE) 64.8
4  William Webb (GBR) 57.7
5  Thomas Collins (GBR) 56.5

Group 4

Place Diver Score
1  Arvid Spångberg (SWE) 79.2
2  Harald Arbin (SWE) 76.8
3  George Cane (GBR) 73.1
4  Gunnar Vingqvist (SWE) 65.7

Group 5

Place Diver Score
1  Robert Andersson (SWE) 73.55
2  Toivo Aro (FIN) 69.5
3  Harold Grote (USA) 62.8
4  Axel Runström (SWE) 57.6
5  Fritz Nicolai (GER) 54.5
6  Thomas Harrington (GBR) 53.15

Semifinals[edit]

The two divers from each semifinal with the highest scores advanced to the final. Following a protest, a third diver from the second semifinal was also included in the final.

Semifinal 1

Arvid Spångberg winning the bronze medal.
Place Diver Score
1  Arvid Spångberg (SWE) 72.3
2  Karl Malmström (SWE) 67.0
3  Toivo Aro (FIN) 62.7
4  Hilmer Löfberg (SWE) 59.18
5  Harald Arbin (SWE) 52.81

Semifinal 2

Place Diver Score
1  Hjalmar Johansson (SWE) 80.75
2  Robert Andersson (SWE) 66.75
3  George Gaidzik (USA) 61.0
4  Harold Goodworth (GBR) 59.48
5  Heinz Freyschmidt (GER) 48.8

Final[edit]

Place Diver Score
1  Hjalmar Johansson (SWE) 83.75
2  Karl Malmström (SWE) 78.73
3  Arvid Spångberg (SWE) 74.00
4  Robert Andersson (SWE) 68.30
5  George Gaidzik (USA) 56.30

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Diving 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 12 May 2006.