Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

The men's 10 metre platform, also reported as platform diving, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics programme.[1]

Men's 10 metre platform
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Greg Louganis  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Xiong Ni  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jesús Mena  Mexico
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The competition was split into two phases:

  1. Preliminary round (26 September)
    Divers performed ten dives. The twelve divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
  2. Final (27 September)
    Divers performed another set of ten dives and the score here obtained determined the final ranking.

Days after suffering a concussion during a missed dive in winning the 3 metre springboard event, defending champion Greg Louganis won the fourth gold medal of his Olympic career, scoring a near-perfect 86.70 points on his final dive to win by a narrow margin of 1.14 points.[2]

ResultsEdit

Rank Diver Nation Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points
  Greg Louganis   United States 617.67 1 638.61
  Xiong Ni   China 601.50 2 637.47
  Jesús Mena   Mexico 523.50 9 594.39
4 Giorgi Chogovadze   Soviet Union 540.90 7 585.96
5 Jan Hempel   East Germany 558.03 5 583.77
6 Li Kongzheng   China 578.31 3 543.81
7 Steffen Haage   East Germany 529.68 8 541.02
8 Vladimir Timoshinin   Soviet Union 570.75 4 534.66
9 Jorge Mondragón   Mexico 518.52 11 511.89
10 Isao Yamagishi   Japan 517.80 12 500.70
11 David Bédard   Canada 524.10 10 499.53
12 Patrick Jeffrey   United States 553.89 6 483.54
13 Albin Killat   West Germany 517.23 13 Did not advance
14 Keita Kaneto   Japan 497.04 14 Did not advance
15 Robert Morgan   Great Britain 489.27 15 Did not advance
16 Domenico Rinaldi   Italy 476.01 16 Did not advance
17 Oscar Bertone   Italy 471.24 17 Did not advance
18 Craig Rogerson   Australia 469.47 18 Did not advance
19 Graeme Banks   Australia 462.87 19 Did not advance
20 Jeffrey Hirst   Canada 453.99 20 Did not advance
21 Jeffrey Arbon   Great Britain 450.18 21 Did not advance
22 Willi Meyer   West Germany 449.07 22 Did not advance
23 Frédéric Pierre   France 437.01 23 Did not advance
24 Tom Lemaire   Belgium 433.68 24 Did not advance
25 Emilio Ratia   Spain 425.73 25 Did not advance
26 Lee Sun-gee   South Korea 420.45 26 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics: Platform, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ Simon Burnton (28 March 2012). "50 stunning Olympic moments No20: Greg Louganis's perfect dive 1988". The Guardian.

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