Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 3 metre springboard
|Men's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
|Diving at the
1988 Summer Olympics
|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 1988 Summer Olympics programme. Memorably, defending champion Greg Louganis managed to complete the preliminary qualifying after hitting his head on the springboard while performing a reverse 2½ pike in the third round and suffering a concussion, and continued to the finals to win the gold medal.
A historic score was also established by Hong Kong athlete Kin Chung Wong, who jumped right after Louganis' injury and was so unnerved by the event that he did a wrong dive that earned him the first zero score ever in the Olympics.
The competition was split into two phases:
- Preliminary round (19 September)
- Divers performed eleven dives. The twelve divers with the highest scores advanced to the final.
- Final (20 September)
- Divers performed another set of eleven dives and the score here obtained determined the final ranking.
|Greg Louganis (USA)||629.67||3||730.80|
|Tan Liangde (CHN)||682.65||1||704.88|
|Li Deliang (CHN)||607.77||4||665.28|
|4||Albin Killat (FRG)||642.60||2||661.47|
|5||Mark Bradshaw (USA)||588.15||7||642.99|
|6||Jorge Mondragón (MEX)||594.36||5||616.02|
|7||Jesús Mena (MEX)||581.01||8||598.77|
|8||Edwin Jongejans (NED)||591.45||6||588.33|
|9||Niki Stajković (AUT)||579.63||9||570.60|
|10||Aleksandr Portnov (URS)||561.81||12||563.37|
|11||Keita Kaneto (JPN)||577.50||10||562.05|
|12||Valery Goncharov (URS)||570.63||11||554.16|
|13||Massimo Castellani (ITA)||553.74||13||Did not advance|
|14||Joakim Andersson (SWE)||549.99||14||Did not advance|
|15||Tom Lemaire (BEL)||549.09||15||Did not advance|
|16||Piero Italiani (ITA)||542.67||16||Did not advance|
|17||Larry Flewwelling (CAN)||541.14||17||Did not advance|
|18||Isao Yamagishi (JPN)||540.72||18||Did not advance|
|19||Erich Pils (AUT)||532.92||19||Did not advance|
|20||David Bédard (CAN)||532.62||20||Did not advance|
|21||Willi Meyer (FRG)||511.98||21||Did not advance|
|22||Juha Ovaskainen (FIN)||500.76||22||Did not advance|
|23||Graeme Banks (AUS)||499.41||23||Did not advance|
|24||Jérôme Nalliod (FRA)||496.17||24||Did not advance|
|25||José Miguel Gil (ESP)||483.12||25||Did not advance|
|26||Graham Morris (GBR)||478.74||26||Did not advance|
|27||Tomasz Rossa (POL)||475.44||27||Did not advance|
|28||Russell Butler (AUS)||470.19||28||Did not advance|
|29||Robert Morgan (GBR)||457.65||29||Did not advance|
|30||Abraham Suárez (ECU)||446.92||30||Did not advance|
|31||Majed Altaqi (KUW)||387.60||31||Did not advance|
|32||Sun-Gee Lee (KOR)||362.58||32||Did not advance|
|33||Christopher Honey (BAR)||347.22||33||Did not advance|
|34||Kei Shan Tang (HKG)||298.08||34||Did not advance|
|35||Kin Chung Wong (HKG)||263.16||35||Did not advance|
- Simon Burnton (March 28, 2012). "50 stunning Olympic moments No20: Greg Louganis's perfect dive 1988". The Guardian.
- Official Report of the Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul, 1988 - Volume 2: Competition Summary and Results (pdf) (in English and French). Seoul: Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee. 1989. pp. pp. 573–8. OCLC 23924033. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
- Crean, John (June 13, 1996). "Hong Kong's Last Chance To Win an Olympic Medal". The New York Times.