Olympic Results Digest: China Wins 7 of 8 Diving Gold Medals

TOKYO 2020 SUMMER OLYMPICS – DIVING

As has become the norm over the last two decades, China dominated the Olympic diving competition in Tokyo, winning seven of the eight gold medals that were available and finishing 1-2 in all four individual events.

China’s diving dominance has been incredible since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, which was the first Games that introduced the synchronized events to the program. Since then, Chinese divers have won a staggering 31 of the 40 gold medals up for grabs, including 20 of the last 24.

Xie Siyi and Shi Tingmao were double gold medalists in Tokyo, while 14-year-old Quan Hongchan emerged as a superstar after dominating the women’s 10m platform with multiple perfectly-scored dives.

The only other nation to land on top of the podium in the diving competition was Great Britain, as Tom Daley and Matty Lee combined to win the men’s 10-meter synchronized platform event. This was Daley’s fourth Olympic medal in his fourth Olympic appearance, but his first gold.

Find full results from the diving finals in Tokyo below, with full results summaries linked to each event.

Men’s Competition

3-Meter Springboard – Full Results

Rank
Diver
Nation
Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Dive 6 Points
1 Xie Siyi China 520.9 2 543.45 1 91.8 89.1 86.4 94.5 94.35 102.6 558.75
2 Wang Zongyuan China 531.3 1 540.5 2 86.7 84 85.8 84 91.8 102.6 534.9
3 Jack Laugher Great Britain 445.05 6 514.75 3 85 85.75 81.6 81 96.9 87.75 518
4 Woo Ha-ram South Korea 452.45 5 403.15 12 76.5 81.6 91.2 82.25 68.4 81.9 481.85
5 Evgeny Kuznetsov ROC 444.75 7 453.85 5 74.8 78.2 76.05 43.2 92.75 96.9 461.9
6 Rommel Pacheco Mexico 479.25 3 437.65 6 83.3 63 73.1 79.2 33.25 96.9 428.75
7 Martin Wolfram Germany 444.5 8 423 9 61.5 77 78.75 69.7 68.4 71.4 426.75
8 Anton Down-Jenkins New Zealand 394.45 16 424.2 8 67.5 67.5 70.5 74.4 66 69.7 415.6
9 James Heatly Great Britain 458.4 4 454.85 4 58.5 71.4 73.5 57.75 85.5 64.35 411
10 Andrew Capobianco United States 385.5 17 419.6 10 76.5 84 42 48.6 76.5 74.1 401.7
11 Mohab El-Kordy Egypt 422.75 12 408.85 11 72 39.1 76.5 69.3 50.75 85.5 393.15
12 Ken Terauchi Japan 430.2 10 424.5 7 67.5 63 29.7 69 56.1 74.4 359.7

10-Meter Platform – Full Results

Rank
Diver
Nation
Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Dive 6 Points
1 Cao Yuan China 529.3 2 513.7 1 102 81.6 97.2 97.2 101.75 102.6 582.35
2 Yang Jian China 546.9 1 480.85 2 90.1 94.5 89.75 91.2 102.6 112.75 580.4
3 Tom Daley Great Britain 453.7 4 462.9 4 98.6 91.2 91.8 80.5 94.35 91.8 548.25
4 Aleksandr Bondar ROC 513.85 3 464.1 3 75.2 91.8 85.75 81 94.35 86.4 514.5
5 Viktor Minibaev ROC 391.95 14 447.5 5 68.8 91.8 91.8 73.8 83.25 86.4 495.85
6 Oleksiy Sereda Ukraine 435.9 6 416.05 7 83.2 79.2 88.2 56.1 75 80 461.7
7 Rikuto Tamai Japan 374.25 16 413.65 8 72 86.4 75.85 86.4 35.7 75.6 431.95
8 Cassiel Rousseau Australia 423.55 8 444.1 6 57.6 61.2 74.25 76.5 72 88.8 430.35
9 Jordan Windle United States 390.05 15 409.8 9 68.8 72.6 39.6 88.8 69.7 68.4 407.9
10 Kawan Pereira Brazil 371.65 17 400.4 12 60.8 79.2 46.2 79.55 56.1 72 393.85
11 Brandon Loschiavo United States 403.85 11 409.75 10 67.2 59.4 48.6 69.7 66.6 72.15 383.65
12 Andrés Villareal Mexico 410.3 9 405.55 11 67.2 59.4 59.5 42.5 72.15 81 381.75

Synchronized 3m Springboard – Full Results

Rank
Divers
Nation
Final
Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Dive 6 Points
1 Wang Zongyuan,
Xie Siyi
China 55.8 57.6 86.7 90.78 77.76 99.18 467.82
2 Andrew Capobianco,
Michael Hixon
United States 49.2 49.8 83.64 86.1 86.7 88.92 444.36
3 Patrick Hausding,
Lars Rüdiger
Germany 50.4 51.6 75.48 70.35 71.4 85.5 404.73
4 Yahel Castillo,
Juan Celaya
Mexico 48.6 49.8 78.54 79.56 77.52 66.12 400.14
5 Sho Sakai,
Ken Terauchi
Japan 51.6 51.6 74.7 69.3 71.4 75.33 393.93
6 Lorenzo Marsaglia,
Giovanni Tocci
Italy 49.2 49.2 73.47 80.58 67.26 68.34 388.05
7 Jack Laugher,
Daniel Goodfellow
Great Britain 47.4 51 63.24 67.2 62.7 91.26 382.8
8 Evgeny Kuznetsov,
Nikita Shleikher
ROC 51 51.6 74.46 82.62 71.4 0 331.08

Synchronized 10m Platform – Full Results

Rank
Divers
Nation
Final
Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Dive 6 Points
1 Tom Daley,
Matty Lee
Great Britain 52.8 54.6 79.68 93.96 89.76 101.01 471.81
2 Cao Yuan,
Chen Aisen
China 54 57.6 90.78 73.44 93.24 101.52 470.58
3 Aleksandr Bondar,
Viktor Minibaev
ROC 52.8 51.6 78.54 89.64 77.7 89.64 439.92
4 Diego Balleza,
Kevin Berlin Reyes
Mexico 50.4 50.4 76.8 75.48 72.15 82.08 407.31
5 Vincent Riendeau,
Nathan Zsombor-Murray
Canada 52.2 52.8 74.88 79.2 65.28 80.64 405
6 Oleh Serbin,
Oleksiy Sereda
Ukraine 47.4 49.2 80.64 79.2 72 72 400.44
7 Kim Yeong-nam,
Woo Ha-ram
South Korea 48.6 42.6 73.92 73.44 82.08 75.48 396.12
8 Hiroki Ito,
Kazuki Murakami
Japan 51 52.2 72 65.7 59.4 76.8 377.1

Women’s Competition

3-Meter Springboard – Full Results

Rank
Diver
Nation
Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Points
1 Shi Tingmao China 350.45 1 371.45 1 76.5 76.5 75 77.5 78 383.5
2 Wang Han China 347.25 2 346.85 2 72 67.5 66 69.75 73.5 348.75
3 Krysta Palmer United States 279.1 15 316.65 5 67.5 63 73.5 66.65 73.1 343.75
4 Nur Dhabitah Sabri Malaysia 291.6 10 312.6 6 63 66.65 61.5 67.5 67.5 326.15
5 Inge Jansen Netherlands 278.75 16 301.9 9 63 63 58.5 63.55 63 311.05
6 Aranza Vázquez Mexico 294.3 8 318.6 4 63 60.45 66 46.5 67.5 303.45
7 Tina Punzel Germany 287 14 311.05 7 66 44.95 61.5 63 67.5 302.95
8 Jennifer Abel Canada 332.4 3 341.4 3 63 69.75 39 64.5 61.2 297.45
9 Hailey Hernandez United States 309.55 6 291.6 10 58.05 58.8 58.8 58.8 54 288.45
10 Mariia Poliakova ROC 288.55 13 290.1 11 61.5 39 63 57 63.55 284.05
11 Michelle Heimberg Switzerland 289.95 11 289.8 12 60 63 41.85 54 64.5 283.35
12 Esther Qin Australia 292.8 9 309.15 8 67.5 29.45 61.5 42 61.5 261.95

10-Meter Platform – Full Results

Rank
Diver
Nation
Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Points
1 Quan Hongchan China 364.65 2 415.65 1 82.5 96 95.7 96 96 466.2
2 Chen Yuxi China 390.7 1 407.75 2 82.5 76.8 85.8 89.1 91.2 425.4
3 Melissa Wu Australia 351.2 4 334.5 5 75 76.8 64.4 73.6 81.6 371.4
4 Gabriela Agúndez Mexico 297.65 12 337.3 4 64.5 70.95 73.6 74.25 75.2 358.5
5 Delaney Schnell United States 360.75 3 342.75 3 76.8 65.6 56.1 79.8 62.4 340.4
6 Alejandra Orozco Mexico 308.1 9 301.4 12 66 57.6 54.45 75.2 68.8 322.05
7 Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix Great Britain 307.7 10 314 8 58.5 60.8 63 51.2 72 305.5
8 Elena Wassen Germany 323.8 6 303.7 11 67.2 63 60.9 40 60.8 291.9
9 Lois Toulson Great Britain 314 7 311.3 9 63 37.8 62.4 62.4 64 289.6
10 Celine van Duijn Netherlands 306.8 11 306.45 10 50.4 49.3 60.8 60 67.2 287.7
11 Yulia Timoshinina ROC 313.2 8 319.8 6 46.5 57.75 44.8 49.6 64.35 263
12 Pandelela Rinong Malaysia 284.9 18 315.75 7 18 71.05 60.8 52.8 43.2 245.85

Synchronized 3m Springboard – Full Results

Rank
Divers
Nation
Final
Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Points
1 Shi Tingmao
Wang Han
China 49.8 49.8 75.6 74.7 76.5 326.4
2 Jennifer Abel
Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu
Canada 47.4 45 67.5 70.68 70.2 300.78
3 Lena Hentschel
Tina Punzel
Germany 48.6 46.2 63 63 64.17 284.97
4 Dolores Hernandez Monzon
Carolina Mendoza
Mexico 44.4 46.2 61.2 57.6 65.7 275.1
5 Haruka Enomoto
Hazuki Miyamoto
Japan 45.6 45.6 63 58.5 56.7 269.4
6 Katherine Torrance
Grace Reid
Great Britain 46.8 50.4 61.2 50.4 60.3 269.1
7 Elena Bertocchi
Chiara Pellacani
Italy 49.2 48 63 61.38 45.9 267.48
8 Alison Gibson
Krysta Palmer
United States 49.2 50.4 54.9 43.71 65.28 263.49

Synchronized 10m Platform – Full Results

Rank
Divers
Nation
Final
Dive 1 Dive 2 Dive 3 Dive 4 Dive 5 Points
1 Chen Yuxi
Zhang Jiaqi
China 53.4 57.6 81.9 86.4 84.48 363.78
2 Delaney Schnell
Jessica Parratto
United States 45 46.8 70.2 70.08 78.72 310.8
3 Gabriela Agundez
Alejandra Orozco
Mexico 47.4 43.8 69.3 68.16 71.04 299.7
4 Meaghan Benfeito
Caeli McKay
Canada 49.2 51.6 71.04 51.48 75.84 299.16
5 Tina Punzel
Christina Wassen
Germany 46.8 47.4 69.12 58.5 71.04 292.86
6 Matsuri Arai
Minami Itahashi
Japan 46.2 48 64.68 71.1 61.44 291.42
7 Eden Cheng
Lois Toulson
Great Britain 43.2 47.4 58.5 71.04 69.12 289.26
8 Pandelela Rinong
Leong Mun Yee
Malaysia 50.4 49.8 54.9 64.32 58.56 277.98

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Awsi Dooger
3 months ago

I don’t know how it’s possible to be that good at anything. The rip entries were a cupful lower in displacement this year, especially that 14 year old phenom. But Cynthia Potter is on the same level as commentator. She is the best specialized sport analyst ever and I hope everyone appreciates her toward the end of her career. Cynthia did a great job this time describing the hand placement and immediate underwater technique that enable and accentuate the rip entries.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
3 months ago

National sports schools that trains divers beginning at the age of six helps.

Troyy
3 months ago

All the Chinese divers were so good but Quan Hongchan was on her own level of amazingness.

Dee
3 months ago

So for the second Olympics in a row GBR gets a smash & grab win to stop a Chinese sweep of golds in diving. We’re not good at much, but we’re experts when it comes to s**thousing. China probably deserve a sweep sooner or later though, they’re just consistently so much better than the rest of the world when it comes to diving.

Joel
3 months ago

I would have loved to have seen how the Australian synchronised divers went – unfortunately they couldn’t get to the qualifying event which was very disappointing. I’m not saying they would have won gold but we do have some very good synchro teams.

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