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Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard

Men's 3 metre springboard competition at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics was held from August 18 to August 19, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was an individual diving competition, with dives performed from a flexible springboard three metres above the surface of the water.

Men's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard.jpg
Venue Beijing National Aquatics Center
Date 18-19 August
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) He Chong  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alexandre Despatie  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Qin Kai  China
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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 29 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 .5; scores below 6.0 or above 9.5 are rare. The highest and lowest score from each judge are dropped. The remaining five scores are summed, multiplied by .6, and 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.

ResultsEdit

Green denotes finalists

Rank Country Diver Preliminary [1] Semifinal [2] Final [3]
Points Rank Points Rank Points
  He Chong   China 515.50 1 547.25 1 572.90
  Alexandre Despatie   Canada 453.60 9 518.75 2 536.65
  Qin Kai   China 502.95 2 508.50 3 530.10
4 Dmitry Sautin   Russia 474.85 4 476.35 8 512.65
5 Pavlo Rozenberg   Germany 431.65 16 454.40 12 485.60
6 Troy Dumais   United States 448.40 12 463.15 10 472.50
7 Yahel Castillo   Mexico 480.65 3 504.55 4 462.10
8 Patrick Hausding   Germany 451.65 11 481.5 5 462.05
9 Robert Newbery   Australia 465.15 6 460.35 11 461.05
10 Juan Guillermo Urán   Colombia 443.05 14 468.90 9 454.60
11 Ken Terauchi   Japan 452.80 10 478.25 7 442.50
12 Chris Colwill   United States 464.75 7 480.95 6 425.90
13 Joona Puhakka   Finland 469.45 5 451.95 13 Did not advance
14 Nicola Marconi   Italy 430.90 18 444.55 14 Did not advance
15 Illya Kvasha   Ukraine 461.65 8 439.55 15 Did not advance
16 Matthew Mitcham   Australia 439.85 15 427.45 16 Did not advance
17 Aleksandr Dobroskok   Russia 431.15 17 412.00 17 Did not advance
18 Reuben Ross   Canada 446.15 13 395.85 18 Did not advance
19 Jorge Betancourt   Cuba 428.25 19 Did not advance
20 Javier Illana   Spain 423.90 20 Did not advance
21 Ramón Fumadó   Venezuela 419.05 21 Did not advance
22 Constantin Blaha   Austria 407.55 22 Did not advance
23 Yuriy Shlyakhov   Ukraine 405.05 23 Did not advance
24 César Castro   Brazil 400.60 24 Did not advance
25 Sergei Kuchmasov   Belarus 399.40 25 Did not advance
26 Ben Swain   Great Britain 390.30 26 Did not advance
27 Jorge Luis Pupo   Cuba 388.70 27 Did not advance
28 Tommaso Marconi   Italy 360.15 28 Did not advance
29 Son Seong-Cheol   South Korea 353.35 29 Did not advance

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