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Synchronized Springboard, Women

Date10 August 2008 — 14:30
LocationBeijing Guojia Youyong Zhongxin, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants16 from 8 countries
Format3 metre springboard. Five dives. Final round only.

This event was a foregone conclusion. Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia were the defending Olympic champions, had been World Champions in 2001, 2003, and 2007 (with Guo winning in 2005 with another partner), and won the 2008 World Cup earlier in the year. They took the lead in the second round and defended their gold medal easily. They had the highest score on the first four dives, and the second highest in the final round. The Russian pair of Yuliya Pakhalina and Anastasia Pozdnyakova won silver, which was the second consecutive in the event for Pakhalina, who had partnered in 2004 with Vera Ilyina. Wu and Guo also won the 2009 World title, after which Wu moved on to partner with He Zi, winning the 2010 and 2012 World Cups and the 2011 World Championship.

1People's Republic of ChinaCHN343.50Gold
Guo JingjingWu Minxia
2Russian FederationRUS323.61Silver
Yuliya PakhalinaAnastasiya Pozdnyakova
Ditte KotzianHeike Fischer
4United StatesUSA314.40
Kelci BryantAriel Rittenhouse
Bree ColeSharleen Stratton
Noemi BatkiFrancesca Dallapè
Mariya VoloshchenkoHanna Pysmenska
8Great BritainGBR278.25
Tandi IndergaardHayley Sage