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Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

Men's 10 metre platform competition at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics was held from August 22 to August 23, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was an individual diving competition, with dives performed from an inflexible platform, unlike the springboard used for three metre diving, ten metres above the surface of the water.

Men's 10 metre platform
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Date 22-23 August
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Matthew Mitcham  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Luxin Zhou  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gleb Galperin  Russia
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Diving at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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3 m springboard   men   women
10 m platform   men   women
Synchronized
3 m springboard
  men   women
Synchronized
10 m platform
  men   women

The individual diving competitions all consist of three rounds. In the first, the 30 divers each perform six dives. The top 18 divers advance to the semifinals. Each diver again performs six dives, and the top 12 divers from among those dives advance to the finals. Preliminary scores are ignored at this point, as only the semifinal scores are considered in advancement. In the final round, the divers perform a final set of six dives, with the scores from those dives, and only those dives, used to determine final ranking.

Seven judges evaluate each dive, giving the diver a score between 0 and 10 with increments of 0.5. The two highest and two lowest scores from the judges are dropped. The remaining three scores are summed, and then multiplied by the degree of difficulty of the dive to give the total score for the dive. Scores from each dive in the round are summed to give the round score.

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FinalsEdit

At the finals, held on August 23, 2008, Zhou Luxin of China was leading in the points until his last dive, where an imperfect entry gave him merely 74.80 points. Subsequently, Matthew Mitcham of Australia very strongly executed a two and a half somersault with two and a half twists in the pike position, a dive with a very high degree of difficulty of 3.8. The seven judges scored Mitcham 9.0, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 10 and 10 points, giving him 112.10 points for the dive, the highest single dive score in Olympic history. Mitcham finished on 537.95 points and was awarded the gold medal, denying China a clean sweep of all of the diving gold medals. Zhou Luxin finished on 533.15 points, securing the silver. Gleb Galperin of Russia finished on 525.80 points, securing the bronze.[1]

ResultsEdit

Green denotes finalists

Rank Country Diver Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points
  Matthew Mitcham   Australia 509.60 2 532.20 2 537.95
  Luxin Zhou   China 539.80 1 526.20 3 533.15
  Gleb Galperin   Russia 499.95 3 508.95 4 525.80
4 Liang Huo   China 472.95 8 549.95 1 508.40
5 José Guerra   Cuba 443.20 11 438.80 11 507.15
6 Mathew Helm   Australia 484.40 5 485.20 6 467.70
7 Tom Daley   Great Britain 440.40 12 458.60 8 463.55
8 Rommel Pacheco   Mexico 465.45 9 453.80 9 460.20
9 Patrick Hausding   Germany 423.40 17 453.30 10 448.30
10 David Boudia   United States 481.70 6 491.55 5 441.45
11 Juan Uran   Colombia 418.00 18 436.10 12 414.80
12 Thomas Finchum   United States 477.00 7 474.95 7 412.65
13 Peter Waterfield   Great Britain 497.65 4 430.95 13 Did not advance
14 Vadim Kaptur   Belarus 432.90 13 420.55 14 Did not advance
15 Jeinkler Aguirre   Cuba 423.75 16 414.20 15 Did not advance
16 Riley McCormick   Canada 425.95 14 391.35 16 Did not advance
17 Reuben Ross   Canada 425.60 15 390.75 17 Did not advance
18 Sascha Klein   Germany 453.80 10 382.85 18 Did not advance
19 Hugo Parisi   Brazil 412.95 19 Did not advance
20 Kostyantyn Milyayev   Ukraine 410.05 20 Did not advance
21 Aliaksandr Varlamau   Belarus 406.60 21 Did not advance
22 Germán Sánchez   Mexico 399.35 22 Did not advance
23 Constantin Popovici   Romania 392.30 23 Did not advance
24 Cassius Duran   Brazil 389.65 24 Did not advance
25 Francesco Dell'Uomo   Italy 388.80 25 Did not advance
26 Bryan Nickson Lomas   Malaysia 384.35 26 Did not advance
27 Oleg Vikulov   Russia 375.40 27 Did not advance
28 Rexel Ryan Fabriga   Philippines 358.85 28 Did not advance
29 Anton Zakharov   Ukraine 344.95 29 Did not advance
30 Chon Man Kim   North Korea 328.85 30 Did not advance

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