|Type||Competed in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games|
|Full name||Gottlob Friedrich•Walz|
|Born||29 June 1881 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (GER)|
|Died||1943 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (GER)|
|Affiliations||Schwaben Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)|
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.
|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|