Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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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
Pictogram used to identify diving at the 2008 Games

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

Competition format[edit]

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 schedule[edit]

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 criteria[edit]

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 Australia Melbourne 12 3
FINA Diving World Cup February 19–25, 2008 China Beijing 22 4
Host nation - - - China China
TOTAL 34 8

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

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

Men[edit]

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

Women[edit]

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

Qualification summary[edit]

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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