| Event type

Plain High, Men

Date6 – 11 July 1912
LocationSimstadion, Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, Stockholm
Participants31 from 9 countries
FormatPlatforms at heights of 5 and 10 metres.

The plain high diving event consisted of one running dive and one standing dive from 5 metres and one standing dive and two running dives from 10 metres. All the dives were selected from a table of 13 allowable dives. Erik Adlerz won the event relatively easily, placing first on four of the five judges’ cards, the fifth judge placing him third. Adlerz won the plain and fancy high diving four days later to win two diving gold medals in Stockholm. The silver medal went to Hjalmar Johansson, who was the defending Olympic champion, in a very close battle with his teammate, Johan “John” Jansson. They tied on total ordinals, but Johansson defeated Jansson by 2/10ths of a point. The Swedes swept the first four places.

1Erik AdlerzSWEGold
2Hjalmar JohanssonSWESilver
3Johan JanssonSWEBronze
4Viktor CrondahlSWE
5Toivo AroFIN
6Axel RunströmSWE
7Ernst BrandstenSWE
AC r2/2Paul GüntherGERDNF
2 p1 r1/2Torsten ErikssonSWE
2 p2 r1/2George GaidzikUSA
2 p4 r1/2Oskar WetzellFIN
3 p1 r1/2Tauno IlmoniemiFIN
3 p2 r1/2George YvonGBR
3 p4 r1/2Kalle KainuvaaraFIN
4 p1 r1/2Alfred JohanssonSWE
4 p2 r1/2Gunnar EkstrandSWE
4 p4 r1/2Albert NymanFIN
5 p1 r1/2Nils TvedtNOR
5 p2 r1/2Arthur McAleenanUSA
5 p4 r1/2Leo SuniFIN
6 p1 r1/2Elis HolmerSWE
6 p2 r1/2Carlo BonfantiITA
6 p3 r1/2Hans LuberGER
6 p4 r1/2Albert ZürnerGER
7 p1 r1/2Sigvard AndersenNOR
7 p2 r1/2Alfred EngelsenNOR
7 p3 r1/2Kurt BehrensGER
7 p4 r1/2Sven MontanSWE
8 p3 r1/2Jack LyonsCAN
9 p3 r1/2Jens StefensonSWE
AC p1 r1/2Viktor BaranovRUS

Round One (6 – 7 July 1912)

Winner of each pool and the next five leading point scorers advanced to the final round. Five dives, two from 5 metres, and three from 10 metres.

Round One Pool One (6 July 1912 — 19:30)

1Paul GüntherGER836.1Q
2Torsten ErikssonSWE1135.8
3Tauno IlmoniemiFIN1335.0
4Alfred JohanssonSWE1434.7
5Nils TvedtNOR2531.7
6Elis HolmerSWE3130.2
7Sigvard AndersenNOR3228.6
DNFViktor BaranovRUS

Round One Pool Two (6 July 1912)

1Johan JanssonSWE538.3Q
2George GaidzikUSA1336.2
3George YvonGBR1735.2
4Gunnar EkstrandSWE1835.3
5Arthur McAleenanUSA2034.9
6Carlo BonfantiITA3228.5
7Alfred EngelsenNOR3328.3

Round One Pool Three (7 July 1912 — 13:30)

1Hjalmar JohanssonSWE740.1Q
2Toivo AroFIN1039.4q
3Axel RunströmSWE1538.3q
4Ernst BrandstenSWE1937.7q
5Viktor CrondahlSWE2237.0q
6Hans LuberGER2736.2
7Kurt BehrensGER3135.1
8Jack LyonsCAN4032.5
9Jens StefensonSWE4431.2

Round One Pool Four (7 July 1912)

1Erik AdlerzSWE539.9Q
2Oskar WetzellFIN1333.8
3Kalle KainuvaaraFIN1433.2
4Albert NymanFIN2132.0
5Leo SuniFIN2232.1
6Albert ZürnerGER2631.7
7Sven MontanSWE3130.2

Final (11 July 1912 — 19:30)

Five dives, two from 5 metres, and three from 10 metres.

1Erik AdlerzSWE740.0
2Hjalmar JohanssonSWE1239.3
3Johan JanssonSWE1239.1
4Viktor CrondahlSWE2237.1
5Toivo AroFIN2636.5
6Axel RunströmSWE2636.0
7Ernst BrandstenSWE2836.2
DNFPaul GüntherGER