Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard
|Men's springboard diving
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||23 from 8 nations|
|Diving at the
1908 Summer Olympics
|3 m springboard||men|
|10 m platform||men|
The competition was actually held from both 3 metre and 1 metre boards. Divers performed a running plain dive and a running forward somersault from the 1 metre board, a one-and-a-half somersault and a backward spring and forward dive from the 3 metre board, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 3 metre board. The competition was held on Tuesday 14 and Saturday 18 July 1908.
Twenty-three divers from eight nations competed.
The two divers who scored the greatest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the semifinals. A tie in the third group for second place resulted in both divers joining the group winner in advancing, for a total of 11 divers in the semifinals.
|1||George Gaidzik (USA)||82.8|
|2||Heinz Freyschmidt (GER)||78.1|
|3||Robert Zimmerman (CAN)||74.0|
|4||Harry Crank (GBR)||70.3|
|5||Anthony Beckett (GBR)||67.5|
|1||Albert Zürner (GER)||83.6|
|2||Harold Clarke (GBR)||78.6|
|3||Anthony Taylor (GBR)||58.8|
|1||Kurt Behrens (GER)||83.6|
|2||Frank Errington (GBR)||70.83|
|Oskar Wetzell (FIN)||70.83|
|4||Karl Malmström (SWE)||70.3|
|5||William Hoare (GBR)||67.8|
|1||Herbert Pott (GBR)||82.5|
|2||Fritz Nicolai (GER)||67.1|
|3||William Bull (GBR)||66.0|
|4||Carlo Bonfanti (ITA)||65.8|
|5||Sigfrid Larsson (SWE)||64.5|
|6||Reginald Baker (ANZ)||61.3|
|1||Gottlob Walz (GER)||81.3|
|2||Harold Grote (USA)||79.5|
|3||Harold Smyrk (GBR)||78.3|
|4||Thomas Cross (GBR)||64.5|
The two divers from each semifinal with the highest scores advanced to the final.
|1||Kurt Behrens (GER)||83.0|
|2||Gottlob Walz (GER)||80.3|
|3||Herbert Pott (GBR)||79.6|
|4||Heinz Freyschmidt (GER)||79.3|
|5||Frank Errington (GBR)||72.6|
|6||Oskar Wetzell (FIN)||70.1|
|1||George Gaidzik (USA)||85.6|
|2||Albert Zürner (GER)||82.8|
|3||Fritz Nicolai (GER)||81.8|
|4||Harold Clarke (GBR)||81.1|
|5||Harold Grote (USA)||74.5|
A tie for third place resulted in both divers receiving bronze medals.
|Albert Zürner (GER)||85.5|
|Kurt Behrens (GER)||85.3|
|George Gaidzik (USA)||80.8|
|Gottlob Walz (GER)||80.8|
- 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 21 May 2006.