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

Women's 10 metre platform competition at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics took place from August 20 to August 21, 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.

Women's 10 metre platform
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Date 20–21 August
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Chen Ruolin  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Émilie Heymans  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wang Xin  China
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Diving at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Diving pictogram.svg
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 five dives. The top 18 divers advance to the semifinals. Each diver again performs five 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 five 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 7.0 or above 9.5 are rare. The two highest and two lowest scores from each judge are dropped. The remaining three scores are summed, 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 Diver Country Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points
  Chen Ruolin   China 428.80 1 444.60 1 447.70
  Émilie Heymans   Canada 403.85 3 374.10 4 437.05
  Wang Xin   China 420.30 2 388.55 3 429.90
4 Paola Espinosa   Mexico 343.60 7 400.75 2 380.95
5 Tatiana Ortiz   Mexico 345.70 6 349.50 5 343.60
6 Melissa Wu   Australia 340.35 8 331.35 8 338.15
7 Marie-Ève Marleau   Canada 296.50 17 335.25 7 332.10
8 Tonia Couch   Great Britain 320.40 12 297.20 12 328.70
9 Laura Wilkinson   United States 370.70 5 346.10 6 311.80
10 Stacie Powell   Great Britain 313.90 14 301.75 11 303.50
11 Mai Nakagawa   Japan 331.40 9 314.60 10 296.30
12 Elina Eggers   Sweden 309.45 16 315.45 9 285.85
13 Tania Cagnotto   Italy 328.30 11 296.60 13 Did not advance
14 Haley Ishimatsu   United States 329.00 10 292.95 14 Did not advance
15 Valentina Marocchi   Italy 313.05 15 283.15 15 Did not advance
16 Kim Un-hyang   North Korea 316.20 13 267.00 16 Did not advance
17 Kim Jin-ok   North Korea 291.90 18 259.40 17 Did not advance
18 Alexandra Croak   Australia 383.75 4 250.30 18 Did not advance
19 Christin Steuer   Germany 290.80 19 Did not advance
20 Iuliia Prokopchuk   Ukraine 290.40 20 Did not advance
21 Audrey Labeau   France 289.95 21 Did not advance
22 Anja Richter   Austria 287.70 22 Did not advance
23 Juliana Veloso   Brazil 283.75 23 Did not advance
24 Ramona Maria Ciobanu   Romania 279.10 24 Did not advance
25 Claire Febvay   France 255.30 25 Did not advance
26 Eftychia Pappa-Papavasilopoulou   Greece 252.00 26 Did not advance
27 Pandelela Rinong   Malaysia 249.20 27 Did not advance
28 Natalia Goncharova   Russia 240.45 28 Did not advance
29 Annett Gamm   Germany 234.30 29 Did not advance

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