Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's plain high diving
The men's plain high diving was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Saturday July 6, 1912, on Sunday July 7, 1912, and on Thursday July 11, 1912.
|Men's plain high diving|
at the Games of the V Olympiad
|Venue||Stockholm Olympic Stadium|
|Competitors||31 from 9 nations|
|Diving at the|
1912 Summer Olympics
|3 m springboard||men|
|10 m platform||men||women|
|Plain high diving||men|
Thirty-one divers from nine nations competed.
The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a total of five dives: a standing dive and two running dives from the 10 metre platform, and a standing dive and a running dive from the 5 metre platform. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system.
The divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the four best scoring non-qualified divers of all groups advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to determine qualification.
In the final, ordinal placings were the primary ranking method with dive scores being used only to break ties.
- Swedish Olympic Committee; Erik Bergvall (December 1913). "The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912" (PDF). Wahlström & Widstrand. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2006-12-23.
- Herman de Wael (2001-08-06). "Diving 1912". Retrieved 2006-12-24.