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Platform, Women

Date8 – 9 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationLondon Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants26 from 16 countries
Format10 metre platform.

At the age of 15 Chen Ruolin had swept aside her rivals to win gold in front of an adoring home crowd at the Beijing Olympics. Four years later her reputation had been further enhanced by three more world titles including the Indi dual platform title at the 2011 World Championships. If there was a threat to Chen then it seemed it might possibly come from Mexico’s Paola Espinosa or from her own team mate Hu Yadan but realistically it was Chen’s title to lose. The faint hopes of an upset faded quickly and the champion showed herself to be a level above her opposition. She scored the highest marks of each of her five dives in the final and won by the huge margin of 55 points. In contrast the other 11 finalists were covered by just 22 points.

Neither Hu nor Espinosa were able to truly recover from early errors and it was the inexperienced Australian Brittany Broben who placed second with Pandelela Pamg providing a major breakthrough for Malaysian diving by winning the bronze medal. Broben had placed only 17th at the previous year’s world championships.

Chen joined three other women as repeat champions in the platform event – following Dorothy Poynton-Hill (1932-36), Pat McCormick (1952-56), and Fu Mingxia (1992-96). The feat has also been done five times in springboard diving.

PosNrDiverNOCQualifyingSFFinal
1Chen RuolinCHN392.35 (1)407.25 (1)422.30 (1)Gold
2Brittany BrobenAUS339.80 (4)359.55 (3)366.50 (2)Silver
3Pandelela RinongMAS349.00 (2)352.50 (5)359.20 (3)Bronze
4Melissa WuAUS337.90 (5)355.60 (4)358.10 (4)
5Yuliya KoltunovaRUS334.80 (7)351.90 (6)357.90 (5)
6Paola EspinosaMEX324.00 (13)317.10 (11)356.20 (6)
7Christin SteuerGER341.75 (3)339.90 (7)351.35 (7)
8Noemi BatkiITA324.20 (12)325.45 (10)350.05 (8)
9Hu YadanCHN337.85 (6)328.25 (9)349.50 (9)
10Roseline FilionCAN314.85 (17)329.60 (8)349.10 (10)
11Meaghan BenfeitoCAN325.50 (10)359.90 (2)345.15 (11)
12Yuliya ProkopchukUKR324.85 (11)315.80 (12)344.55 (12)
13Kim Un-HyangPRK308.10 (18)314.40 (13)
14Kim Jin-OkPRK320.10 (15)312.95 (14)
15Brittany ViolaUSA322.55 (14)300.50 (15)
16Katie BellUSA326.95 (9)296.80 (16)
17Maria KurjoGER319.65 (16)264.45 (17)
18Mai NakagawaJPN327.65 (8)260.05 (18)
19Monique GladdingGBR301.45 (19)
20Stacie PowellGBR287.30 (20)
21Carolina MendozaMEX286.95 (21)
22Traisy Vivien TukietMAS285.00 (22)
23Brenda SpazianiITA268.00 (23)
24Audrey LabeauFRA261.05 (24)
25Annia RiveraCUB233.95 (25)
26Kim Su-JiKOR215.75 (26)

Qualifying (8 August 2012 — 19:00)

Five dives. Top 18 advanced to the semi-finals.

PosOrdDiverNOCPointsDive #1Dive #2Dive #3Dive #4Dive #5
1Chen RuolinCHN392.3576.50 (2)78.40 (2)81.60 (1)74.25 (7)81.60 (1)Q
2Pandelela RinongMAS349.0072.00 (=4)75.40 (5)52.80 (19)81.60 (1)67.20 (=12)Q
3Christin SteuerGER341.7551.80 (22)72.00 (=8)72.00 (=8)73.95 (8)72.00 (=2)Q
4Brittany BrobenAUS339.8068.85 (10)62.40 (15)80.00 (2)70.95 (10)57.60 (=20)Q
5Melissa WuAUS337.9072.00 (=4)76.80 (4)62.70 (15)54.40 (=17)72.00 (=2)Q
6Hu YadanCHN337.8567.50 (11)73.60 (=6)78.40 (=3)51.15 (22)67.20 (=12)Q
7Yuliya KoltunovaRUS334.8079.05 (1)47.85 (=20)73.50 (5)70.40 (11)64.00 (17)Q
8Mai NakagawaJPN327.6571.40 (8)72.00 (=8)66.00 (12)47.85 (24)70.40 (=7)Q
9Katie BellUSA326.9549.50 (23)47.85 (=20)78.40 (=3)79.20 (=2)72.00 (=2)Q
10Meaghan BenfeitoCAN325.5073.50 (3)77.55 (3)48.00 (21)54.45 (16)72.00 (=2)Q
11Yuliya ProkopchukUKR324.8566.00 (=14)80.00 (1)65.25 (13)52.80 (20)60.80 (19)Q
12Noemi BatkiITA324.2072.00 (=4)65.25 (14)67.20 (11)75.20 (6)44.55 (24)Q
13Paola EspinosaMEX324.0063.00 (=17)39.60 (25)72.60 (=6)76.80 (4)72.00 (=2)Q
14Brittany ViolaUSA322.5570.50 (9)73.60 (=6)57.60 (=17)53.65 (19)67.20 (=12)Q
15Kim Jin-OkPRK320.1072.00 (=4)40.00 (=23)72.60 (=6)65.10 (12)70.40 (=7)Q
16Maria KurjoGER319.6558.50 (19)72.00 (=8)64.40 (14)62.40 (14)62.35 (18)Q
17Roseline FilionCAN314.8563.00 (=17)51.15 (19)57.60 (=17)75.90 (5)67.20 (=12)Q
18Kim Un-HyangPRK308.1043.50 (25)72.00 (=8)46.20 (23)79.20 (=2)67.20 (=12)Q
19Monique GladdingGBR301.4567.20 (=12)58.80 (16)68.80 (10)39.15 (26)67.50 (11)
20Stacie PowellGBR287.3067.20 (=12)29.70 (26)72.00 (=8)48.00 (23)70.40 (=7)
21Carolina MendozaMEX286.9564.50 (16)67.65 (13)39.60 (24)72.00 (9)43.20 (25)
22Traisy Vivien TukietMAS285.0066.00 (=14)40.00 (=23)47.85 (22)60.75 (15)70.40 (=7)
23Brenda SpazianiITA268.0054.60 (20)54.00 (=17)52.20 (20)51.20 (21)56.00 (22)
24Audrey LabeauFRA261.0553.20 (21)68.15 (12)62.40 (16)40.50 (25)36.80 (26)
25Annia RiveraCUB233.9546.20 (24)54.00 (=17)21.75 (26)54.40 (=17)57.60 (=20)
26Kim Su-JiKOR215.7536.00 (26)43.20 (22)24.75 (25)63.80 (13)48.00 (23)

Semi-Finals (9 August 2012 — 10:00)

Five dives. Top 12 advanced to the final.

RefereeAnke PiperGER
Assistant RefereeMelanie BeckGBR
Judge 1Ricardo DuranCHI
Judge 2Carmen Stritt BurkSUI
Judge 3Simon LatimerNZL
Judge 4Ildikó Kelemen-KovácsHUN
Judge 5Rolando RuizCUB
Judge 6Hana NovotnáCZE
Judge 7Mohamed HassanEGY
Alternate JudgeMarc FaberNED
PosOrdDiverNOCPointsDive #1Dive #2Dive #3Dive #4Dive #5
118Chen RuolinCHN407.2573.50 (=2)83.20 (1)81.60 (1)84.15 (1)84.80 (1)Q
29Meaghan BenfeitoCAN359.9067.50 (=9)75.90 (3)70.40 (=7)69.30 (7)76.80 (=2)Q
315Brittany BrobenAUS359.5571.55 (6)81.60 (2)76.80 (=2)52.80 (=14)76.80 (=2)Q
414Melissa WuAUS355.6073.50 (=2)64.00 (=11)69.30 (9)72.00 (=4)76.80 (=2)Q
517Pandelela RinongMAS352.5067.50 (=9)75.40 (4)70.40 (=7)67.20 (=8)72.00 (=7)Q
612Yuliya KoltunovaRUS351.9077.50 (1)69.30 (8)67.50 (10)67.20 (=8)70.40 (=9)Q
716Christin SteuerGER339.9058.80 (15)72.00 (=5)72.00 (=4)69.60 (6)67.50 (14)Q
82Roseline FilionCAN329.6061.50 (14)61.05 (13)64.00 (11)74.25 (3)68.80 (=12)Q
913Hu YadanCHN328.2569.00 (8)72.00 (=5)76.80 (=2)54.45 (=12)56.00 (18)Q
107Noemi BatkiITA325.4558.50 (16)49.30 (16)72.00 (=4)76.80 (2)68.85 (11)Q
116Paola EspinosaMEX317.1066.00 (12)46.20 (18)56.10 (13)72.00 (=4)76.80 (=2)Q
128Yuliya ProkopchukUKR315.8072.00 (5)64.00 (=11)56.55 (12)54.45 (=12)68.80 (=12)Q
131Kim Un-HyangPRK314.4063.00 (13)67.20 (=9)70.95 (6)41.25 (18)72.00 (=7)
144Kim Jin-OkPRK312.9570.50 (7)67.20 (=9)44.55 (15)65.10 (10)65.60 (16)
155Brittany ViolaUSA300.5067.50 (=9)60.80 (14)49.60 (14)52.20 (16)70.40 (=9)
1610Katie BellUSA296.8073.50 (=2)56.55 (15)35.20 (17)64.35 (11)67.20 (15)
173Maria KurjoGER264.4549.50 (17)72.00 (=5)33.60 (18)52.80 (=14)56.55 (17)
1811Mai NakagawaJPN260.0549.00 (18)48.00 (17)42.90 (16)44.95 (17)75.20 (6)

Final Round (9 August 2012 — 19:00)

Five dives.

RefereeAnke PiperGER
Assistant RefereeMelanie BeckGBR
Judge 1Chris SageGBR
Judge 2Rolando RuizCUB
Judge 3Carmen Stritt BurkSUI
Judge 4Christina SeufertUSA
Judge 5Ildikó Kelemen-KovácsHUN
Judge 6Simon LatimerNZL
Judge 7Mohamed HassanEGY
Alternate JudgeRicardo DuranCHI
PosOrdDiverNOCPointsDive #1Dive #2Dive #3Dive #4Dive #5
112Chen RuolinCHN422.3085.50 (1)84.80 (1)86.40 (1)79.20 (=4)86.40 (=1)
210Brittany BrobenAUS366.5060.75 (8)83.20 (2)83.20 (2)57.75 (12)81.60 (3)
38Pandelela RinongMAS359.2058.50 (10)78.30 (4)64.00 (9)81.60 (2)76.80 (=5)
49Melissa WuAUS358.1078.00 (2)72.00 (=8)56.10 (12)75.20 (7)76.80 (=5)
57Yuliya KoltunovaRUS357.9072.85 (4)61.05 (11)72.00 (=4)78.40 (6)73.60 (8)
62Paola EspinosaMEX356.2070.50 (=5)74.25 (7)61.05 (11)80.00 (3)70.40 (=9)
76Christin SteuerGER351.3560.20 (9)76.80 (5)62.40 (10)73.95 (8)78.00 (4)
83Noemi BatkiITA350.0576.50 (3)65.25 (10)72.00 (=4)68.80 (10)67.50 (11)
94Hu YadanCHN349.5054.00 (11)43.20 (12)76.80 (3)89.10 (1)86.40 (=1)
105Roseline FilionCAN349.1063.00 (7)75.90 (6)67.20 (7)72.60 (9)70.40 (=9)
1111Meaghan BenfeitoCAN345.1549.50 (12)80.85 (3)72.00 (=4)66.00 (11)76.80 (=5)
121Yuliya ProkopchukUKR344.5570.50 (=5)72.00 (=8)65.25 (8)79.20 (=4)57.60 (12)