Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

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Men's platform diving
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Erik Adlerz in action.JPG
Erik Adlerz on the way to the gold medal.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 12–15
Competitors 23 from 7 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Erik Adlerz  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Albert Zürner  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gustaf Blomgren  Sweden
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Diving at the
1912 Summer Olympics
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3 m springboard   men  
10 m platform   men   women
Plain high diving   men  

The men's 10 metre platform, also known as plain and variety diving combined competition, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held from Friday July 12, 1912 to Monday July 15, 1912.

Twenty-three divers from seven nations competed.

Results[edit]

Albert Zürner on the way to the silver medal.
Toivo Aro who finished eighth in action.

The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a standing plain dive and a running plain dive from the 10 metre platform, a running plain dive and a backward somersault from the 5 metre platform, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 10 metre platform. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system.

First round[edit]

The two divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the two best scoring non-qualified divers of all groups advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to determine qualification.

Group 1

Place Diver Points Score
1  Hjalmar Johansson (SWE) 9 68.06
2  Albert Zürner (GER) 14 65.04
3  Hans Luber (GER) 23 61.66
4  Gösta Sjöberg (SWE) 24 62.08
5  Ernst Brandsten (SWE) 24 61.42
6  George Gaidzik (USA) 25 62.56
7  John Jansson (SWE) 27 59.75
8  Kurt Behrens (GER) 33 58.35
9  Leo Suni (FIN) 45 48.93

Group 2

Place Diver Points Score
1  Erik Adlerz (SWE) 6 74.76
2  Gustaf Blomgren (SWE) 9 68.50
3  Harald Arbin (SWE) 15 62.75
4  Ernst Eklund (SWE) 20 59.94
5  Sigvard Andersen (NOR) 25 56.40
6  Oskar Wetzell (FIN) 32 50.46
7  Kalle Kainuvaara (FIN) 33 48.10
-  Arthur McAleenan (USA) - DNF

Group 3

Place Diver Points Score
1  Alvin Carlsson (SWE) 7 66.98
2  George Yvon (GBR) 9 65.70
3  Toivo Aro (FIN) 16 62.75
4  Robert Andersson (SWE) 18 60.39
5  Jens Stefenson (SWE) 25 41.54
-  John P. Lyons (CAN) - DNF

Final[edit]

In the final, ordinal placings were the primary ranking method with dive scores being used only to break ties.

Place Diver Points Score
1st, gold medalist(s)  Erik Adlerz (SWE) 7 73.94
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Albert Zürner (GER) 10 72.60
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Gustaf Blomgren (SWE) 16 69.56
4  Hjalmar Johansson (SWE) 22 67.80
5  George Yvon (GBR) 22 67.66
6  Harald Arbin (SWE) 31 62.62
7  Alvin Carlsson (SWE) 32 63.16
8  Toivo Aro (FIN) 40 57.05

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