German Women Win by European Championships’ Smallest Margin in 10m Synchro

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Monday, May 10th – Sunday, May 23rd
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Artistic – Diving – Open Water – Swimming
  • Event Site

The final day of the diving competition saw the women taking to the 3m springboards for synchro competition, while the men competed on the 10m platform.

On the 3m springboard, it was the German team of Lena Hentschel and Tina Punzel who came away with the win.

Final Results – Women’s 3m Synchro

  1. Germany (Len Hentschel, Tina Punzel) – 307.29
  2. Italy (Elena Bertocchi, Chiara Pellacani) – 307.20
  3. Russia (Uliana Kliueva, Vitaliia Koroleva) – 291.00
  4. Great Britain (Grace Reid, Katherine Torrance) – 290.70
  5. Ukraine (Anna Pysmenska, Viktoriya Kesar) – 281.19
  6. Hungary – (Petra Sandor, Emma Veisz) – 219.18

In what was the closest competition of the week, the German team narrowly edged out the Italian duo by just .09 after entering the final dive in second place. Italy led throughout most of the final, before Germany outscored them by just .0 to claim gold. The margin of victory now stands as the narrowest victory in European Championships history.

There was also a tight battle for second, as only .3 separated Russia and Great Britain. Like Germany, Russia was trailing entering the final dive, but outscored Great Britain by 5.4 to take the lead and claim the bronze medal.

Unlike the women’s competition, the men’s saw Aleksandr Bondar of Russia claim a demanding win, beating Great Britain’s Tom Daley by over 30 points to take the gold medal.

Final Results – Men’s 10m Platform

  1. Aleksandr Bondar – 564.35
  2. Thomas Daley – 533.30
  3. Viktor Minibaev – 530.05
  4. Timo Barthel – 499.10
  5. Noah Williams – 480.65
  6. Oleksii Sereda – 459.50
  7. G. Jaden Eikermann – 428.60
  8. Constantin Popovici – 426.30
  9. Vinko Paradzik – 419.20
  10. Vladimir Harutynyan – 389.50
  11. Oleh Serbin – 363.95
  12. Riccardo Giovannini – 342.90

Despite earning scores of 10.0 on ten separate occasions, Tom Daley wasn’t able to overcome Bondar’s consistent diving as he won handily. Daley holds the arena record in the event, having scored 590 at the 2017 World Championships.

Despite scoring three perfect 10.0’s on his first dive, defending champion Oleksii Sereda failed to maintain his strong start, falling to third.

With the final day of diving completed, Russia will leave the European Championships with both the most gold medals and highest overall medal count.

Medal Count – Diving

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Russia 5 4 4 13
Germany 4 1 3 8
Italy 2 3 2 7
Great Britain 1 4 1 6
Ukraine 1 2 2
Switzerland 1 1
Sweden 1 1

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