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Synchronized Platform, Women

Date31 July 2012 — 15:00
StatusOlympic
LocationLondon Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants16 from 8 countries
Format10 metre platform. Five dives. Final round only.
RefereeAnn FargherNZL
Assistant RefereeMelanie BeckGBR
Execution Judge 1Renato ManzoniITA
Execution Judge 2Simon LatimerNZL
Execution Judge 3Ricardo DuránCHI
Execution Judge 4Nikolaos TouloudisGRE
Execution Judge 5María RíosCOL
Execution Judge 6Marc FaberNED
Synchronization Judge 1Aleksandr VinogradovRUS
Synchronization Judge 2Christina SeufertUSA
Synchronization Judge 3Mohamed HassanEGY
Synchronization Judge 4Hana NovotnáCZE
Synchronization Judge 5Rolando RuizCUB
Alternate JudgeCarmen Stritt BurkSUI

Chen Ruolin, one half of the Chinese team that won gold on home soil in 2008 returned to defend her Olympic title. This time however she had a replacement Wang as Olympic rookie Wang Hao took the place of Beijing champion Wang Xin. The last time a Chinese pair had been beaten in a major global event was 1998 and at no point during the London Games did it look like that streak would end. The reigning European champions, Great Britain, held a miniscule lead after the first round of dives but normal service was resumed after the next round and from then on the Chinese simply built their lead further. Behind the winners a close contest developed between Mexico and Canada which resolved itself in favour of the Mexican pair who matched the achievements of their male counterparts who also won silver the previous night.

PosDiversNOCPointsDive #1Dive #2Dive #3Dive #4Dive #5
1Chen Ruolin / Wang HaoCHN368.4053.40 (=2)56.40 (1)81.00 (2)89.28 (1)88.32 (1)Gold
2Paola Espinosa / Alejandra OrozcoMEX343.3251.60 (=7)50.40 (=5)84.48 (1)75.24 (2)81.60 (3)Silver
3Meaghan Benfeito / Roseline FilionCAN337.6253.40 (=2)52.80 (4)75.60 (4)73.26 (3)82.56 (2)Bronze
4Rachel Bugg / Loudy WigginsAUS323.5552.20 (6)50.40 (=5)72.90 (5)70.29 (4)77.76 (=4)
5Sarah Barrow / Tonia CouchGBR321.7254.00 (1)53.40 (3)68.16 (=7)68.40 (5)77.76 (=4)
6Christin Steuer / Nora SubschinskiGER312.7853.40 (=2)49.80 (=7)76.80 (3)64.38 (7)68.40 (7)
7Leong Mun Yee / Pandelela RinongMAS308.5252.80 (5)54.00 (2)70.20 (6)60.48 (8)71.04 (6)
8Viktoriya Potiekhina / Yuliya ProkopchukUKR299.6451.60 (=7)49.80 (=7)68.16 (=7)64.80 (6)65.28 (8)