Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard
|Men's 3 metre springboard|
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
The competition was split into two phases:
- Preliminary round (22 July)
- Divers performed eleven dives. The eight divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
- Final (23 July)
- Divers performed another set of eleven dives and the score here obtained was combined with half of the preliminary score to determine the final ranking.
As Aleksandr Portnov waited to do a 2 and 1/2 reverse somersault in the springboard final, cheers broke out in three adjoining swimming pool during the closing stages of Salnikov's world record breaking 1,500m swim. The diver delayed his start until the noise had subsided but, as he took his first steps along the board, even greater cheers broke out as Salnikov touched in under 15 minutes. Under the rules Portnov, having started, could not stop before take-off. On protest to the Swedish referee G.Olander he was allowed to repeat the dive and went ahead again of Mexico's Carlos Girón. Later protests by Mexico against the re-dive and by East Germany that their Falk Hoffmann wanted to re-dive after allegedly being disturbed by photographic flashlights were both turned down by FINA. FINA President Javier Ostas stated that the decision taken by the Swedish referee was the "correct one”. FINA assessed all the Olympic diving events and considers the judging to have been objective". Portnov remained the winner with Giron taking silver and Cagnatto of Italy bronze.
|Aleksandr Portnov||Soviet Union||580.11||2||614.970||1||290.050||905.025|
|4||Falk Hoffmann||East Germany||567.78||3||574.620||5||283.890||858.510|
|5||Aleksandr Kosenkov||Soviet Union||558.90||4||575.670||4||279.450||855.120|
|6||Christopher Snode||Great Britain||557.10||5||565.920||6||278.550||844.470|
|7||Vyacheslav Troshin||Soviet Union||552.42||7||543.840||7||276.210||820.050|
|9||Frank Taubert||East Germany||524.04||9||Did not advance|
|10||Dieter Waskow||East Germany||522.87||10||Did not advance|
|11||Steve Foley||Australia||521.82||11||Did not advance|
|12||Niki Stajković||Austria||521.04||12||Did not advance|
|13||Petar Georgiev||Bulgaria||504.33||13||Did not advance|
|14||Francisco Rueda||Mexico||495.63||14||Did not advance|
|15||Kenneth Grove||Australia||491.94||15||Did not advance|
|16||Rolando Ruiz||Cuba||489.24||16||Did not advance|
|17||Némedi Károly||Hungary||475.17||17||Did not advance|
|18||Reynaldo Castro||Dominican Republic||469.14||18||Did not advance|
|19||Roman Godzinski||Poland||462.48||19||Did not advance|
|20||Jorge Mondragón||Mexico||454.17||20||Did not advance|
|21||Michael Worisch||Austria||452.43||21||Did not advance|
|22||Milton Machado||Brazil||451.17||22||Did not advance|
|23||Alexandru Adrian Bagiu||Romania||427.35||23||Did not advance|
|24||David Parrington||Zimbabwe||416.67||24||Did not advance|
- The Official Report of the Games of the XXIInd Olympiad, Moscow 1980 - Volume 3: Participants and Results (pdf). Moscow: Fizkoultura i Sport Publishers. 1981. pp. p. 488. Retrieved 2007-01-09.