Diving at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's 3 metre springboard

The women's 3 metre springboard diving competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be held from 31 July to 2 August at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.[1] It will be the 24th appearance of the event, which has been held at every Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Women's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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VenueTokyo Aquatics Centre
Date31 July – 2 August
← 2016
2024 →

Competition formatEdit

The competition will be held in three rounds:[2]

  • Preliminary round: All divers perform five dives; the top 18 divers advance to the semi-final.
  • Semi-final: The 18 divers perform five dives; the scores of the qualifications are erased and the top 12 divers advance to the final.
  • Final: The 12 divers perform five dives; the semi-final scores are erased and the top three divers win the gold, silver and bronze medals accordingly.

Within each round of five dives, one dive must be from each of the five groups (forward, back, reverse, inward, and twisting). Each dive is assigned a degree of difficulty based on somersaults, position, twists, approach, and entry. There is no limit to the degree of difficulty of dives; the most difficult dives calculated in the FINA rulebook (reverse 4 ​12 somersault in pike position and back 4 ​12 somersault in pike position) are 4.7, but competitors could attempt more difficult dives. Scoring is done by a panel of seven judges. For each dive, each judge gives a score between 0 and 10 with 0.5 point increments. The top two and bottom two scores are discarded. The remaining three scores are summed and multiplied by the degree of difficulty to give a dive score. The five dive scores are summed to give the score for the round.[2]


All times are Japan standard time (UTC+9)[1]

Date Time Round
Friday, 31 July 2020 15:00 Preliminary
Saturday, 1 August 2020 15:00 Semifinal
Sunday, 2 August 2020 15:00 Final


The top 12 divers at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships earned a quota spot for their NOC. The top 1 diver at each of the 5 continental championships earned a spot (excluding divers who earned a spot at the World Championships and divers from NOCs that had already earned two spots). Additional quota places go to the next best finishers in the 2020 FINA World Cup (with the same limitations) until the maximum number of divers is reached. Divers must be at least 14 years old by the end of 2020 to compete.[3]


Rank Diver Nation Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Points
To be named   Australia
To be named   Australia
To be named   Canada
To be named   Canada
To be named   China
To be named   China
To be named   Germany
To be named   Great Britain
To be named   Japan
To be named   Malaysia
To be named   Malaysia
To be named   Mexico
To be named   Netherlands
To be named   New Zealand
To be named   Russia
To be named   South Africa
To be named   Ukraine
To be determined 2020 FINA World Cup


  1. ^ a b "Tokyo2020 schedule". Tokyo2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "FINA Diving Rulebook, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Diving Qualification System, Tokyo 2020" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2020.