Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard

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Men's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Aleksandr Portnov  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carlos Girón  Mexico
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Franco Cagnotto  Italy
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Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics
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3 m springboard   men   women
10 m platform   men   women

The men's 3 metre springboard, also reported as springboard diving, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics programme.

The competition was split into two phases:

  1. Preliminary round (22 July)
    Divers performed eleven dives. The eight divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
  2. Final (23 July)
    Divers performed another set of eleven dives and the score here obtained was combined with half of the preliminary score to determine the final ranking.

Controversy[edit]

As Aleksandr Portnov waited to do a 2 and 1/2 reverse somersault in the springboard final, cheers broke out in three adjoining swimming pool during the closing stages of Salnikov's world record breaking 1,500m swim. The diver delayed his start until the noise had subsided but, as he took his first steps along the board, even greater cheers broke out as Salnikov touched in under 15 minutes. Under the rules Portnov, having started, could not stop before take-off. He crashed badly. On protest to the Swedish referee G.Olander he was allowed to repeat the dive and went ahead again of Mexico's Carlos Girón. Later protests by Mexico against the re-dive and by East Germany that their Falk Hoffmann wanted to re-dive after allegedly being disturbed by photographic flashlights were both turned down by the International Amateur Swimming Federation (FINA). FINA President Javier Ostas of Mexico stated that the decision taken by the Swedish referee was the "correct one. FINA assessed all the Olympic diving events and considers the judging to have been objective". Portnov remained the winner with Giron taking silver and Cagnatto of Italy bronze.

Results[edit]

Rank Diver Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank ½ Prel. Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Aleksandr Portnov (URS) 580.11 2 614.970 1 290.050 905.025
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Carlos Girón (MEX) 580.20 1 602.040 2 290.100 892.140
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Franco Cagnotto (ITA) 556.32 6 593.340 3 278.160 871.500
4  Falk Hoffmann (GDR) 567.78 3 574.620 5 283.890 858.510
5  Aleksandr Kosenkov (URS) 558.90 4 575.670 4 279.450 855.120
6  Christopher Snode (GBR) 557.10 5 565.920 6 278.550 844.470
7  Vyacheslav Troshin (URS) 552.42 7 543.840 7 276.210 820.050
8  Ricardo Camacho (ESP) 532.02 8 483.330 8 266.010 749.340
9  Frank Taubert (GDR) 524.04 9 Did not advance
10  Dieter Waskow (GDR) 522.87 10 Did not advance
11  Steve Foley (AUS) 521.82 11 Did not advance
12  Niki Stajković (AUT) 521.04 12 Did not advance
13  Petar Georgiev (BUL) 504.33 13 Did not advance
14  Francisco Rueda (MEX) 495.63 14 Did not advance
15  Kenneth Grove (AUS) 491.94 15 Did not advance
16  Rolando Ruiz (CUB) 489.24 16 Did not advance
17  Némedi Károly (HUN) 475.17 17 Did not advance
18  Reynaldo Castro (DOM) 469.14 18 Did not advance
19  Roman Godzinski (POL) 462.48 19 Did not advance
20  Jorge Mondragón (MEX) 454.17 20 Did not advance
21  Michael Worisch (AUT) 452.43 21 Did not advance
22  Milton Machado (BRA) 451.17 22 Did not advance
23  Alexandru Adrian Bagiu (ROU) 427.35 23 Did not advance
24  David Parrington (ZIM) 416.67 24 Did not advance

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