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Platform, Women

Date22 – 24 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants40 from 24 countries
Format10 metre platform.

The Chinese pair of Sang Xue and Li Na, the 2000 World Cup champion, led after both the qualifying and semi-finals. They were favored and already had a gold in Sydney, as they had won the synchronized platform. Little thought was given to America’s best, Laura Wilkinson, who had spent much of early 2000 in a cast, recovering from broken bones in her right foot. In the final, Li led after two dives, with Canada’s Anne Montminy, runner-up at 1998 Worlds, moving up to second place, while Sang dropped back to third. But both Li and Sang botched their third dive, and Wilkinson went into an unlikely lead, marginally ahead of Montminy and Li. Wilkinson again nailed her next-to-last dive but entered the final round only ¼-point ahead of Montminy and a few points in front of Li. All three had successful final dives, but Montminy’s had a DD of only 2.8 and she dropped back to the bronze medal spot, as Wilkinson won a shocking gold medal, with Li taking silver.

Wilkinson dove again on platform at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, but this would be her only Olympic medal. Montminy’s bronze was added to the silver she had won earlier in Sydney in synchro springboard.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Laura WilkinsonUSA543.75Gold
2Li NaCHN542.01Silver
3Anne MontminyCAN540.15Bronze
4Sang XueCHN513.03
5Emilie HeymansCAN511.92
6Olena ZhupinaUKR489.09
7Anja Richter-LibisellerAUT482.16
8Svetlana TimoshininaRUS478.89
9Nataliya ChikinaKAZ466.80
10Choe Myong-HwaPRK453.06
11Rebecca GilmoreAUS448.95
12Ute WetzigGER438.24
13Sara ReilingUSA446.91
14María Dolores Sáez de IbarraESP446.52
15Irina VyguzovaKAZ441.69
16Yevgeniya OlshevskayaRUS438.03
17Hsieh Pei-HuaTPE411.57
18Angelique RodríguezPUR408.30
19Juliana VelosoBRA266.04
20Ditte KotzianGER265.32
21Clara Elena CiocanROU265.29
22Ri Ok-RimPRK262.20
23Odile Arboles-SouchonFRA260.25
24Loudy TourkyAUS257.40
25Sally FreemanGBR256.17
26Nana NebieridzeGEO252.09
27Leire SantosESP247.41
28Lesley WardGBR238.65
29Evtykhia PappaGRE236.79
30María José AlcaláMEX235.53
31Yolanda OrtizCUB231.63
32Svitlana SerbinaUKR230.64
33Azul AlmazánMEX229.29
34Leong Mun YeeMAS227.28
35Claire FebvayFRA222.81
36Anișoara OpreaROU221.82
37Marion ReiffAUT206.55
38Maria KonstantatouGRE189.57
39Choi Hye-JinKOR187.17
40Shenny Ratna AmeliaINA170.07

Qualifying (22 September 2000 — 14:10)

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Sang XueCHN374.79Q
2Li NaCHN366.66Q
3Anne MontminyCAN339.93Q
4Emilie HeymansCAN333.78Q
5Laura WilkinsonUSA331.20Q
6Anja Richter-LibisellerAUT314.31Q
7Svetlana TimoshininaRUS309.21Q
8Choe Myong-HwaPRK308.73Q
9Olena ZhupinaUKR304.65Q
10Nataliya ChikinaKAZ296.58Q
11Ute WetzigGER289.38Q
12Rebecca GilmoreAUS288.99Q
13Hsieh Pei-HuaTPE284.91Q
14Irina VyguzovaKAZ284.52Q
15María Dolores Sáez de IbarraESP283.41Q
16Sara ReilingUSA282.84Q
17Angelique RodríguezPUR273.36Q
18Yevgeniya OlshevskayaRUS271.05Q
19Juliana VelosoBRA266.04
20Ditte KotzianGER265.32
21Clara Elena CiocanROU265.29
22Ri Ok-RimPRK262.20
23Odile Arboles-SouchonFRA260.25
24Loudy TourkyAUS257.40
25Sally FreemanGBR256.17
26Nana NebieridzeGEO252.09
27Leire SantosESP247.41
28Lesley WardGBR238.65
29Evtykhia PappaGRE236.79
30María José AlcaláMEX235.53
31Yolanda OrtizCUB231.63
32Svitlana SerbinaUKR230.64
33Azul AlmazánMEX229.29
34Leong Mun YeeMAS227.28
35Claire FebvayFRA222.81
36Anișoara OpreaROU221.82
37Marion ReiffAUT206.55
38Maria KonstantatouGRE189.57
39Choi Hye-JinKOR187.17
40Shenny Ratna AmeliaINA170.07

Semi-Finals (24 September 2000 — 10:10)

Four dives. Top 12 advanced to the final. Score added to qualifying round score.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsS-FRPS-FRPQRP
1Sang XueCHN570.90196.112374.79Q
2Li NaCHN562.89196.231366.66Q
3Anne MontminyCAN525.81185.883339.93Q
4Emilie HeymansCAN516.42182.645333.78Q
5Laura WilkinsonUSA504.24173.048331.20Q
6Choe Myong-HwaPRK492.57183.844308.73Q
7Anja Richter-LibisellerAUT483.09168.7810314.31Q
8Olena ZhupinaUKR477.81173.167304.65Q
9Svetlana TimoshininaRUS469.68160.4715309.21Q
10Rebecca GilmoreAUS464.91175.926288.99Q
11Ute WetzigGER459.15169.779289.38Q
12Nataliya ChikinaKAZ458.85162.2714296.58Q
13Sara ReilingUSA446.91164.0712282.84
14María Dolores Sáez de IbarraESP446.52163.1113283.41
15Irina VyguzovaKAZ441.69157.1716284.52
16Yevgeniya OlshevskayaRUS438.03166.9811271.05
17Hsieh Pei-HuaTPE411.57126.6618284.91
18Angelique RodríguezPUR408.30134.9417273.36

Final Round (24 September 2000 — 19:10)

Five dives. Score added to semi-final round score.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsFRPFRPS-FRP
1Laura WilkinsonUSA543.75370.711173.04
2Li NaCHN542.01345.783196.23
3Anne MontminyCAN540.15354.272185.88
4Sang XueCHN513.03316.926196.11
5Emilie HeymansCAN511.92329.284182.64
6Olena ZhupinaUKR489.09315.937173.16
7Anja Richter-LibisellerAUT482.16313.388168.78
8Svetlana TimoshininaRUS478.89318.425160.47
9Nataliya ChikinaKAZ466.80304.539162.27
10Choe Myong-HwaPRK453.06269.2211183.84
11Rebecca GilmoreAUS448.95273.0310175.92
12Ute WetzigGER438.24268.4712169.77