Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard

The men's 3 metre springboard, also reported as springboard diving, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics programme.

Men's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Aleksandr Portnov  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carlos Girón  Mexico
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Franco Cagnotto  Italy
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The competition was split into two phases:

  1. Preliminary round (22 July)
    Divers performed eleven dives. The eight divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
  2. 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.

ControversyEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

Rank Diver Nation Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank ½ Prel. Total
  Aleksandr Portnov   Soviet Union 580.11 2 614.970 1 290.050 905.025
  Carlos Girón   Mexico 580.20 1 602.040 2 290.100 892.140
  Franco Cagnotto   Italy 556.32 6 593.340 3 278.160 871.500
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
8 Ricardo Camacho   Spain 532.02 8 483.330 8 266.010 749.340
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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.