Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, two diving events were contested, both for men only. The competition was held on Tuesday July 14, 1908 and Friday July 24, 1908.


Medal summary[edit]

The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform by the International Olympic Committee,[1] and appeared on the 1908 Official Report as high diving and fancy diving.[2] The high diving event included dives from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms, while the fancy diving included dives from 3 metre and 1 metre springboards.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
 Albert Zürner
Germany (GER)
 Kurt Behrens
Germany (GER)
 George Gaidzik
United States (USA)
 Gottlob Walz
Germany (GER)
10 metre platform
 Hjalmar Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
 Karl Malmström
Sweden (SWE)
 Arvid Spångberg
Sweden (SWE)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 39 divers from 9 nations competed at the London Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 1 1 1 3
Sweden 1 1 1 3
3 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 3 7


  1. ^ IOC medals database
  2. ^ Cook, pp. 305-6.


  • 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 2006-05-20.