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Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Diving competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 10 to August 23, at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre.

Diving
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Venue Beijing National Aquatics Centre
Date August 10 – 23
Competitors 125 from 30 nations
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Competition formatEdit

The following events were contested by both men and women in Beijing:[1]

  • 3m Springboard Synchronized
  • 10m Platform Synchronized
  • 3m Springboard
  • 10m Platform

Individual events consisted of preliminaries, semifinals and finals. The order of divers in the preliminary round were determined by computerized random selection, during the Technical Meeting. The 18 divers with the highest scores in the preliminaries proceeded to the semifinals.

The semifinal consisted of the top 18 ranked divers from the preliminary competition and the final consisted of the top 12 ranked divers from the semifinal.[2]

Competition scheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Day Time Event
Sunday, August 10, 2008 14:30–15:40 3m Springboard Synchronized Women
Monday, August 11, 2008 14:30–15:40 10m Platform Synchronized Men
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 14:30–15:40 10m Platform Synchronized Women
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 14:30–15:40 3m Springboard Synchronized Men
Friday, August 15, 2008 13:30–16:30 3m Springboard Women (Preliminaries)
Saturday, August 16, 2008 20:00–21:40 3m Springboard Women (Semifinal)
Sunday, August 17, 2008 20:30–22:00 3m Springboard Women (Final)
Monday, August 18, 2008 19:00–22:30 3m Springboard Men (Preliminaries)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:00–11:50 3m Springboard Men (Semifinal)
20:30–22:10 3m Springboard Men (Final)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 19:00–22:10 10m Platform Women (Preliminaries)
Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:00–11:40 10m Platform Women (Semifinal)
20:00–21:30 10m Platform Women (Final)
Friday, August 22, 2008 19:00–22:45 10m Platform Men (Preliminaries)
Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:00–11:50 10m Platform Men (Semifinal)
20:00–21:40 10m Platform Men (Final)

Qualifying criteriaEdit

An NOC could enter up to 2 qualified divers in each individual event and up to 1 team in each synchronized event.

Qualifying places for each event were awarded as follows:

Competition Date Venue Individual Diving Synchronized Diving
FINA World Championships March 17 - April 1, 2007   Melbourne 12 3
FINA Diving World Cup February 19–25, 2008   Beijing 22 4
Host nation - - -   China
TOTAL 34 8

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Retrieved from Beijing Olympics 2008 Official Website.[3]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China (CHN) 7 1 3 11
2   Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
3   Russia (RUS) 0 3 2 5
4   Canada (CAN) 0 2 0 2
5   Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
6   Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
He Chong
  China
Alexandre Despatie
  Canada
Qin Kai
  China
10 metre platform
details
Matthew Mitcham
  Australia
Zhou Lüxin
  China
Gleb Galperin
  Russia
Synchronized
3 metre springboard
details
Wang Feng
and Qin Kai
  China
Dmitri Sautin
and Yuriy Kunakov
  Russia
Illya Kvasha
and Oleksiy Prygorov
  Ukraine
Synchronized
10 metre platform
details
Lin Yue
and Huo Liang
  China
Patrick Hausding
and Sascha Klein
  Germany
Gleb Galperin
and Dmitriy Dobroskok
  Russia

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
Guo Jingjing
  China
Yuliya Pakhalina
  Russia
Wu Minxia
  China
10 metre platform
details
Chen Ruolin
  China
Émilie Heymans
  Canada
Wang Xin
  China
Synchronized
3 metre springboard
details
Guo Jingjing
and Wu Minxia
  China
Yuliya Pakhalina
and Anastasia Pozdnyakova
  Russia
Ditte Kotzian
and Heike Fischer
  Germany
Synchronized
10 metre platform
details
Wang Xin
and Chen Ruolin
  China
Briony Cole
and Melissa Wu
  Australia
Paola Espinosa
and Tatiana Ortiz
  Mexico

Qualification summaryEdit

Nation Synchronized Diving Individual Diving Total
Men's
3m
Men's
10m
Women's
3m
Women's
10m
Men's
3m
Men's
10m
Women's
3m
Women's
10m
Quotas Athletes
  Australia 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 12 9
  Austria 1 1 1 3 3
  Belarus 1 2 1 4 4
  Brazil 1 2 1 4 4
  Canada 1 1 2 2 2 2 10 10
  China 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 12 10
  Colombia 1 1 1 1 4 3
  Cuba 1 2 2 5 5
  Finland 1 1 1
  France 2 2 2
  Germany 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 12 14
  Great Britain 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 10 10
  Greece 1 1 1
  Hungary 2 2 2
  Italy 1 2 1 2 2 8 8
  Japan 1 1 2 2
  Malaysia 1 2 1 4 4
  Mexico 1 1 2 2 2 8 7
  North Korea 1 1 2 4 3
  Philippines 1 1 2 2
  Romania 1 1 2 2
  Russia 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 10 10
  South Africa 1 1 1
  South Korea 1 1 1
  Spain 1 1 2 2
  Sweden 1 1 2 2
  Ukraine 1 1 2 2 2 1 9 9
  United States 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 12 12
  Venezuela 1 1 1
Total: 29 NOCs 8 8 8 8 29 30 30 29 150 136

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