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Gottlob Walz

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 1
Silver 0 0
Bronze 1 0
Total 1 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameGottlob Friedrich•Walz
Used nameGottlob•Walz
Born29 June 1881 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died1943 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
AffiliationsSchwaben Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

German diver Gottlob Walz won a gold medal on platform at the 1906 Athina Olympics. Two years later in London he won a bronze medal on springboard, tieing George Gaidzik, both behind Walz’s teammates Albert Zürner and Kurt Behrens. Nationally Walz was German Champion on springboard from 1900-03 and in 1899 won the diving combination. Between 1901 and 1903 he was European Champion for three consecutive years and added a bronze medal in 1908.

In 1912 Walz published his textbook Die Kunst des Wasserspringens in Wort und Bild (The Art of Diving in Words and Pictures). After World War I he headed a paper mill in Switzerland. In 1988 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as a diving pioneer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Diving (Aquatics) GER Gottlob Walz
Platform, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GER Gottlob Walz
Springboard, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze