Albert Zürner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameAlbert Hermann•Zürner
Used nameAlbert•Zürner
Born23 January 1890 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Died18 July 1920 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
AffiliationsSV Stern, Hamburg (GER)
NOC Germany


German diver Albert Zürner finished an unfortunate fourth on platform at the 1906 Athina Olympics. Two years later in London he won the gold medal on springboard ahead of his teammates Kurt Behrens and Gottlob Walz. In 1912 in Stockholm he won a silver medal on platform and again finished fourth on springboard. In plain high diving he was eliminated in the heats. In 1920 Zürner died in a diving accident in Hamburg. 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 Albert Zürner
Platform, Men (Intercalated) 4
1908 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GER Albert Zürner
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1912 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GER Albert Zürner
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 4
Platform, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Plain High, Men (Olympic) 6 p4 r1/2

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