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Springboard, Women

Date25 – 26 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Kentro Ugrou Stivou, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Athina (Indoor Pool)
Participants33 from 20 countries
Format3 metre springboard.

Guo Jingjing had won silver in this event in Sydney and had won the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. Her biggest challenge was expected to come from Russian Yuliya Pakhalina, the 2004 World Cup champ and runner-up to her at 2003 Worlds. Pakhalina led the qualifying and semis, but Guo took the lead on her second dive in the finals, a reverse 2½ pike position, and comfortably held on for the gold medal. Her teammate Wu Minxia also moved ahead of Pakhalina in the final round to garner silver, with Pakhalina dropping to bronze.

Guo would come back in 2008 and defend this title. She and Wu had already won synchro springboard gold in Athens and would also defend that gold in Beijing. Pakhalina had likewise won a medal in 2004 in synchro, a silver with Vera Ilyina, and at Beijing, she would add two more silvers, on springboard and synchro springboard. This was the fifth consecutive Chinese gold in this event and Guo would make it six in 2008. Of China’s six gold medals, they were won by only three divers – Gao Min (1988-92), Fu Mingxia (1996-2000), and Guo (2004-08). Guo was just as dominant at the Worlds, winning that title five consecutive times – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Guo JingjingCHN633.15Gold
2Wu MinxiaCHN612.00Silver
3Yuliya PakhalinaRUS610.62Bronze
4Vera IlyinaRUS589.11
5Blythe HartleyCAN573.00
6Loudy TourkyAUS566.94
7Irina LashkoAUS551.97
8Tania CagnottoITA550.38
9Rachelle KunkelUSA546.72
10Emilie HeymansCAN530.73
11Ditte KotzianGER509.52
12Paola EspinosaMEX490.20
13Olena FedorovaUKR503.28
14Nóra BartaHUN491.52
15Jane SmithGBR483.75
16Hanna SorokinaUKR474.15
17Jenna DreyerRSA464.43
18Juliana VelosoBRA462.45
19Anna LindbergSWE255.63
20Jashia LunaMEX252.75
21Kimiko SoldatiUSA252.36
22Sotiria KoutsopetrouGRE250.59
23Valentina MarocchiITA243.45
24Leyre EizaguirreESP242.73
25Angelique RodríguezPUR239.19
26Leong Mun YeeMAS227.67
27Gracie JunitaMAS223.44
28Tracey RichardsonGBR209.34
29Iohana CruzCUB203.76
30Katura Horton-PerinchiefBER203.58
31Heike FischerGER199.71
32Villő KormosHUN193.68
33Dina GeorgatouGRE157.56

Qualifying (25 August 2004 — 13:30)

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Yuliya PakhalinaRUS347.04Q
2Blythe HartleyCAN321.33Q
3Guo JingjingCHN319.71Q
4Vera IlyinaRUS311.97Q
5Loudy TourkyAUS310.65Q
6Wu MinxiaCHN306.96Q
7Emilie HeymansCAN305.04Q
8Irina LashkoAUS303.66Q
9Paola EspinosaMEX301.14Q
10Tania CagnottoITA298.77Q
11Ditte KotzianGER295.50Q
12Rachelle KunkelUSA294.75Q
13Olena FedorovaUKR290.43Q
14Jane SmithGBR282.90Q
15Nóra BartaHUN279.24Q
16Hanna SorokinaUKR269.52Q
17Jenna DreyerRSA267.84Q
18Juliana VelosoBRA265.29Q
19Anna LindbergSWE255.63
20Jashia LunaMEX252.75
21Kimiko SoldatiUSA252.36
22Sotiria KoutsopetrouGRE250.59
23Valentina MarocchiITA243.45
24Leyre EizaguirreESP242.73
25Angelique RodríguezPUR239.19
26Leong Mun YeeMAS227.67
27Gracie JunitaMAS223.44
28Tracey RichardsonGBR209.34
29Iohana CruzCUB203.76
30Katura Horton-PerinchiefBER203.58
31Heike FischerGER199.71
32Villő KormosHUN193.68
33Dina GeorgatouGRE157.56

Semi-Finals (26 August 2004 — 12:00)

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsS-FRPS-FRPQRP
1Yuliya PakhalinaRUS584.46237.424347.04Q
2Guo JingjingCHN562.77243.062319.71Q
3Blythe HartleyCAN550.95229.626321.33Q
4Irina LashkoAUS550.17246.511303.66Q
5Wu MinxiaCHN547.35240.393306.96Q
6Loudy TourkyAUS538.44227.797310.65Q
7Vera IlyinaRUS537.87225.909311.97Q
8Emilie HeymansCAN531.00225.968305.04Q
9Tania CagnottoITA529.92231.155298.77Q
10Ditte KotzianGER516.60221.1010295.50Q
11Paola EspinosaMEX506.46205.3214301.14Q
12Rachelle KunkelUSA504.51209.7613294.75Q
13Olena FedorovaUKR503.28212.8511290.43
14Nóra BartaHUN491.52212.2812279.24
15Jane SmithGBR483.75200.8516282.90
16Hanna SorokinaUKR474.15204.6315269.52
17Jenna DreyerRSA464.43196.5918267.84
18Juliana VelosoBRA462.45197.1617265.29

Final Round (26 August 2004 — 21:00)

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsFRPFRPS-FRP
1Guo JingjingCHN633.15390.091243.06
2Wu MinxiaCHN612.00371.613240.39
3Yuliya PakhalinaRUS610.62373.202237.42
4Vera IlyinaRUS589.11363.214225.90
5Blythe HartleyCAN573.00343.385229.62
6Loudy TourkyAUS566.94339.156227.79
7Irina LashkoAUS551.97305.469246.51
8Tania CagnottoITA550.38319.238231.15
9Rachelle KunkelUSA546.72336.967209.76
10Emilie HeymansCAN530.73304.7710225.96
11Ditte KotzianGER509.52288.4211221.10
12Paola EspinosaMEX490.20284.8812205.32