at the Games of the IV Olympiad
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VenueWhite City Stadium
DatesJuly 14, 1908 (1908-07-14) through
July 24, 1908 (1908-07-24)
No. of events2
Competitors39 from 9 nations
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1912 →

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, two diving events were contested, both for men only. The competition was held on Tuesday July 14, 1908 and Friday July 24, 1908. While the competitive events were restricted to men only, an exhibition was performed by two women on July 18.[1]

Medal summary

The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform by the International Olympic Committee,[2] and appeared on the 1908 Official Report as high diving and fancy diving.[3] The high diving event included dives from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms, while the fancy diving included dives from 3 metre and 1 metre springboards.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard
 Albert Zürner (GER)  Kurt Behrens (GER)  George Gaidzik (USA)
 Gottlob Walz (GER)
10 m platform
 Hjalmar Johansson (SWE)  Karl Malmström (SWE)  Arvid Spångberg (SWE)

Participating nations

A total of 39 divers from 9 nations competed at the London Games:

Medal table

1 Germany1113
3 United States0011
Totals (3 entries)2237


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Diving at the 1908 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. ^ IOC medals database
  3. ^ Cook, pp. 305-6.


Coordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°13′39″E / 51.5136°N 0.2274°E / 51.5136; 0.2274