| Event type

Synchronized Springboard, Women

Date29 July 2012 — 15:00
LocationLondon Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants16 from 8 countries
Format3 metre springboard. Five dives. Final round only.
RefereeMichael GeissbühlerSUI
Assistant RefereeMelanie BeckGBR
Execution Judge 1Monika DietrichGER
Execution Judge 2María RíosCOL
Execution Judge 3Carmen Stritt BurkSUI
Execution Judge 4Aleksandr VinogradovRUS
Execution Judge 5Mohamed HassanEGY
Execution Judge 6Ricardo BañuelosMEX
Synchronization Judge 1Hana NovotnáCZE
Synchronization Judge 2Rolando RuizCUB
Synchronization Judge 3Ildikó KelemenHUN
Synchronization Judge 4Simon LatimerNZL
Synchronization Judge 5Marc FaberNED
Alternate JudgeNikolaos TouloudisGRE

Few people seriously thought the Chinese pairing of He Zi and Wu Minxia could be toppled at the London Games. After all China had won every Olympic or World title since the Sydney Olympics of 2000 and the pair were also favoured to finish 1-2 in the individual event. In truth the contest for gold was hardly a contest at all as the Chinese duo took the lead on their dive and added a few more points to it on every successive dive. This was He’s first Olympic title but the third for Wu who had also won the event in 2004 and 2008.

More interesting was the closeness of the battle for the other medals. A more consistent display of diving saw the USA place second ahead of more fancied contenders from Canada, Australia and Italy.

Bronze medal winner Emilie Heymans of Canada became the first female diver, fourth diver overall, to win a medal at four consecutive Olympic Games.

PosDiversNOCPointsDive #1Dive #2Dive #3Dive #4Dive #5
1He Zi / Wu MinxiaCHN346.2054.00 (1)52.80 (1)79.20 (1)80.10 (1)80.10 (1)Gold
2Kelci Bryant / Abby JohnstonUSA321.9052.80 (3)52.20 (=2)74.70 (=2)70.20 (6)72.00 (2)Silver
3Jennifer Abel / Emilie HeymansCAN316.8053.40 (2)47.40 (=7)72.90 (4)74.70 (2)68.40 (5)Bronze
4Tania Cagnotto / Francesca DallapèITA314.1052.20 (4)52.20 (=2)74.70 (=2)63.90 (8)71.10 (3)
5Anabelle Smith / Sharleen StrattonAUS304.9549.20 (=6)49.20 (5)70.20 (5)69.75 (7)66.60 (6)
6Olena Fedorova / Hanna PysmenskaUKR302.4049.20 (=6)48.00 (6)63.00 (6)72.90 (3)69.30 (4)
7Alicia Blagg / Rebecca GallantreeGBR285.6049.80 (5)52.20 (=2)56.70 (7)72.00 (4)54.90 (8)
8Cheong Jun Hoong / Pandelela RinongMAS283.5046.20 (8)47.40 (=7)54.00 (8)71.10 (5)64.80 (7)