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Diving at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Platform

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: August 1, 1996
Date Finished: August 2, 1996
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: RUS Dmitry Sautin
Silver: GER Jan Hempel
Bronze: CHN Xiao Hailiang

Summary

The favorite was Russian diver Dmitry Sautin, the 1994 World Champion. By the time of this event China had won all three of the gold medals in Atlanta, and was looking for a sweep. Sautin had been favored to win both events in Atlanta, but had performed below expectations on the springboard, placing fifth. Sautin led after the qualifying and semi-finals, and kept increasing his lead, eventually winning gold by almost 30 points over German Jan Hempel. The bronze medal went to China’s unheralded Xiao Hailiang, preventing them being shut out in this event. Sautin’s victory also meant that the United States was shut out of a gold medal for the first time at an Olympics since 1912.\n\nThis was Hempel’s third Olympics and his first medal. He would win bronze in 2000 in synchro platform. Sautin continued diving through the 2008 Olympics, winning eight Olympic medals and two golds, nine World medals, with five golds, and 18 medals and 12 golds at the European Championships. Xiao was never heard from before Atlanta, but won gold in 2000 in synchro springboard, and was second in the 2000 World Cup.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Dmitry Sautin 22 Russia RUS Gold 692.34
2 Jan Hempel 24 Germany GER Silver 663.27
3 Xiao Hailiang 19 China CHN Bronze 658.20
4 Tian Liang 16 China CHN 648.18
5 Vladimir Timoshinin 26 Russia RUS 628.59
6 David Pichler 27 United States USA 607.11
7 Fernando Platas 23 Mexico MEX 603.03
8 Michael Kühne 25 Germany GER 583.98
9 Patrick Jeffrey 31 United States USA 560.22
10 Ken Terauchi 15 Japan JPN 559.89
11 Sergey Kudrevich 28 Belarus BLR 528.00
12 Richard Frece 20 Austria AUT 503.64
13 Bob Morgan 29 Great Britain GBR 519.84
14 Jimmy Sjödin 18 Sweden SWE 517.74
15 Choe Hyong-Gil 19 North Korea PRK 516.66
16 Andrey Kvochinsky 27 Belarus BLR 509.64
17 Damir Akhmetbekov 21 Kazakhstan KAZ 505.20
18 Leon Taylor 18 Great Britain GBR 483.57
19 Keita Kaneto 29 Japan JPN 339.18
20 Roman Volodkov 22 Ukraine UKR 335.97
21 Samat Muratov 20 Kazakhstan KAZ 335.43
22 Alberto Acosta 23 Mexico MEX 322.47
23 Daniel Pavón 23 Spain ESP 312.78
24 Gabriel Cherecheş 18 Romania ROU 309.30
25 Dario di Fazio 29 Venezuela VEN 307.02
26 Oleh Yanchenko 17 Ukraine UKR 301.92
27 Emin Cəbrayilov 18 Azerbaijan AZE 294.93
28 Tony Lawson 24 Australia AUS 294.75
29 Suchat Pichi 17 Thailand THA 290.64
30 Tony Iglesias 23 Bolivia BOL 290.16
31 Gwon Gyeong-Min 14 South Korea KOR 276.27
32 Hovhannes Avtandilyan 18 Armenia ARM 275.64
33 Ng Sui 15 Hong Kong HKG 273.30
34 Gocha Gakharia 22 Georgia GEO 256.68
35 Abdul Al-Matrouk 23 Kuwait KUW 239.79
36 Chuan Hung-Ping 18 Chinese Taipei TPE 220.89
37 Vukan Vuletić 23 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 187.17