Paul Günther

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohann Wilhelm Paul•Günther
Used namePaul•Günther
Born24 October 1882 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died13 February 1959 in Schöneberg, Berlin (GER)
AffiliationsHannover 92
NOC Germany


German diver Paul Günther won a gold medal at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics on springboard. His teammates Hans Luber, Kurt Behrens and Albert Zürner came in second, third, and fourth, underlining the German dominance in this event. In the plain high diving event Günther also reached the final, but withdrew due to an injury. In 1910-12 and 1920 Günther was German springboard champion, and in 1906 he came in second at the Europeans. In 1988 Günther was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GER Paul Günther
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Plain High, Men (Olympic) AC r2/2