Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics

There were four diving events, one for women and three for men, held at Stockholm. The dives were scored by five judges, who gave point scores, but also ranked the divers based on ordinals, similar to figure skating. In the preliminary rounds, the divers were ranked within their heats by ordinals, but advancement to the final was based on points scored independent of the heat. In the finals, placements were decided on total ordinal ranking with total points used to break ties.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Springboard, Men Olympic 8 – 9 July 1912 18 7
Platform, Men Olympic 12 – 15 July 1912 23 7
Plain High, Men Olympic 6 – 11 July 1912 31 9
Plain High, Women Olympic 10 – 13 July 1912 14 3
57 (43/14) 10 (9/3)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Springboard, Men Paul GüntherGER Hans LuberGER Kurt BehrensGER
Platform, Men Erik AdlerzSWE Albert ZürnerGER Gustaf BlomgrenSWE
Plain High, Men Erik AdlerzSWE Hjalmar JohanssonSWE Johan JanssonSWE
Plain High, Women Greta JohanssonSWE Lisa RegnellSWE Belle WhiteGBR

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sweden SWE 3 2 2 7
Germany GER 1 2 1 4
Great Britain GBR 0 0 1 1