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Diving at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 26, 2000
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: CHN Xiong Ni
Silver: MEX Fernando Platas
Bronze: RUS Dmitry Sautin

Summary

The defending champion was China’s Xiong Ni, but the favorite was Russian Dmitry Sautin, the 1998 World Champion in the event. Xiong led after the qualifying and the semi-finals, but it was very close, not just between him and Sautin, but Mexican Fernando Platas was right there as well. It actually came down to the final dive in the final round, with all three having a chance at the gold medal, although Sautin was in the lead. Platas dove first, getting 83.64 points for a forward 2½ with 2 twists. Sautin then slightly missed on a reverse 2½ with 1½ twists, dropping him a few points behind Platas. Xiong needed 81.31 points to win and he was attempting an inward 3½. His scores gave him 81.60 points and he had defended his gold medal.

This was Platas’s third Olympics but his first medal. He would also compete in 2004, placing fifth on springboard. Xiong would add another gold medal in synchro springboard two days after this final, ending his Olympic career with five medals, three of them gold. In 2000 Sautin became the first diver to win four medals at one Olympics, medaling in all the diving events, with a gold in synchronized platform.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Xiong Ni 26 China CHN Gold 708.72
2 Fernando Platas 27 Mexico MEX Silver 708.42
3 Dmitry Sautin 26 Russia RUS Bronze 703.20
4 Xiao Hailiang 23 China CHN 671.04
5 Dean Pullar 27 Australia AUS 647.40
6 Troy Dumais 20 United States USA 642.72
7 Mark Ruiz 21 United States USA 638.22
8 Ken Terauchi 20 Japan JPN 634.47
9 Stefan Ahrens 23 Germany GER 619.17
10 Andreas Wels 25 Germany GER 616.53
11 Imre Lengyel 23 Hungary HUN 613.47
12 Tony Ali-Ally 27 Great Britain GBR 583.80
13 Aleksandr Dobroskok 18 Russia RUS 598.62
14 Cassius Duran 21 Brazil BRA 598.14
15 Robert Newbery 21 Australia AUS 594.90
16 Donald Miranda 27 Italy ITA 584.04
17 Rafael Álvarez 28 Spain ESP 578.61
18 Yoendris Salazar 23 Cuba CUB 575.10
19 Jeff Liberty 22 Canada CAN 375.06
20 Jukka Piekkanen 24 Finland FIN 373.41
21 Luis Villarroel 19 Venezuela VEN 365.97
22 Yeoh Ken Nee 17 Malaysia MAS 364.38
23 Vyacheslav Khamulkin 28 Belarus BLR 357.03
24 Abel Sánchez 28 Peru PER 356.40
25 Eduard Safonov 22 Ukraine UKR 355.05
26 Nicola Marconi 21 Italy ITA 351.12
27 Dmytro Lysenko 19 Ukraine UKR 345.54
28 Ramón Fumadó 18 Venezuela VEN 343.89
29 Joel Rodríguez 26 Mexico MEX 336.51
30 Joona Puhakka 18 Finland FIN 332.58
31 Richard Frece 25 Austria AUT 328.68
32 Thomas Bimis 25 Greece GRE 324.72
33 José Miguel Gil 29 Spain ESP 318.72
34 Gwon Gyeong-Min 18 South Korea KOR 318.45
35 Gabriel Cherecheş 22 Romania ROU 318.27
36 Nikolaos Siranidis 24 Greece GRE 317.88
37 Erick Fornaris 21 Cuba CUB 313.86
38 Evan Stewart 25 Zimbabwe ZIM 313.53
39 Jaroslav Makohin 24 Czech Republic CZE 311.67
40 Frédéric Pierre 31 France FRA 310.74
41 Juan Guillermo Urán 17 Colombia COL 308.10
42 Alisher Seitov 21 Kazakhstan KAZ 307.62
43 Meerit Insawang 17 Thailand THA 306.24
44 Zardo Domenios 16 Philippines PHI 300.42
45 Jean-Romain Delaloye 19 Switzerland SUI 292.68
46 Mark Shipman 27 Great Britain GBR 285.90
47 Pak Yong-Ryong 19 North Korea PRK 271.47
48 Yu Yuet 24 Hong Kong HKG 227.64
49 Chen Han-Hung 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 188.46