| Event type

Springboard, Men

Date8 – 9 July 1912
LocationSimstadion, Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, Stockholm
Participants18 from 7 countries
FormatTwo springboards of heights of 1 and 3 metres.

This competition consisted of two compulsory dives from 1 metre and two compulsory dives from 3 metres, followed by three optionals from 3 metres, which could be selected from a table of 18 allowable dives. Germany swept the first four places. After the compulsory dives, Zürner and Günther led, with Jansson close behind them. Günther dove brilliantly during the optional dives and was placed first by four of the five judges. The competition for the bronze medal was very close, with total ordinal scores of 22-23-24 given to Jansson, Zürner, and Hans Luber. The fourth-place finisher, Albert Zürner, was the defending Olympic champion from this event in London.

1Paul GüntherGERGold
2Hans LuberGERSilver
3Kurt BehrensGERBronze
4Albert ZürnerGER
5Robert ZimmermanCAN
6Ernest PottGBR
7Johan JanssonSWE
8George GaidzikUSA
3 p1 r1/2Arthur McAleenanUSA
3 p2 r1/2Ernst EklundSWE
4 p1 r1/2Ernst BrandstenSWE
4 p2 r1/2Carlo BonfantiITA
5 p1 r1/2Tore NylundSWE
5 p3 r1/2Ernfrid AppelqvistSWE
6 p1 r1/2Eskil BroddSWE
6 p3 r1/2Axel RunströmSWE
7 p1 r1/2Oskar WetzellFIN
7 p3 r1/2Erik TjäderSWE

Round One (8 July 1912 — 19:00)

Winner of each pool and the next five leading point scorers advanced to the final round. Seven dives, four compulsory, two from 1 metre and two from 3 metres, and three optional dives from 3 metres.

Round One Pool One

1Kurt BehrensGER680.14Q
2Paul GüntherGER978.14q
3Arthur McAleenanUSA1568.02
4Ernst BrandstenSWE2065.01
5Tore NylundSWE2862.60
6Eskil BroddSWE2962.62
7Oskar WetzellFIN3358.70

Round One Pool Two

1Johan JanssonSWE577.77Q
2Albert ZürnerGER1074.64q
3Ernst EklundSWE1653.02
4Carlo BonfantiITA1946.81

Round One Pool Three

1Hans LuberGER677.56Q1
2Robert ZimmermanCAN1176.60q
3George GaidzikUSA1674.03q
4Ernest PottGBR1773.94q
5Ernfrid AppelqvistSWE2562.61
6Axel RunströmSWE3058.42
7Erik TjäderSWE3553.56

Final (9 July 1912 — 19:40)

Seven dives, four compulsory, two from 1 metre and two from 3 metres, and three optional dives from 3 metres.

1Paul GüntherGER679.23
2Hans LuberGER976.78
3Kurt BehrensGER2273.73
4Albert ZürnerGER2373.33
5Robert ZimmermanCAN2472.54
6Ernest PottGBR2871.45
7Johan JanssonSWE3269.64
8George GaidzikUSA3668.01