Zürner, Albert

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Zürner, Albert Gender: M
Albert Hermann Zürner
born on 23 January 1890 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 03°04' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°23 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°41'

Albert Zürner (1912)


German diver who won the Gold medal in the 3 m springboard event at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, and the Silver medal in the 10 m platform event at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

He also competed at the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens where he was the youngest member of the German team aged just 16 years and 87 days old. He competed in the platform diving event and finished fourth overall after nine dives from three different heights.

Twelve years to the day after he won his gold medal, Zürner died at age 30 in a diving accident while training for an event to be held in Bremen on 18 July 1920.

In 1988, Zürner was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Behrens, Kurt (born 26 November 1884). Notes: Olympic diving competitors


  • Work : Prize 18 July 1908 (Olympic Gold medal, 3 m springboard, London)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 15 July 1912 (Olympic Silver medal, 10 m platform, Stockholm)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Accident 18 July 1920 (Diving, age 30)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 1988 (International Swimming Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield. Same date given correctly on the Olympedia website. Wikipedia has 30 January in error. This was the date of registration.


  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Diving)
  • Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Diving)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (International Swimming)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (1x Gold and 1x Silver medals, Diving)