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Women's Platform

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 24, 2000
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: USA Laura Wilkinson
Silver: CHN Li Na
Bronze: CAN Anne Montminy

Summary

The Chinese pair of Sang Xue and [Li Na], the 2000 World Cup champion, led after both the qualifying and semi-finals. They were favored and already had a gold in Sydney, as they had won the synchronized platform. Little thought was given to America’s best, Laura Wilkinson, who had spent much of early 2000 in a cast, recovering from broken bones in her right foot. In the final, Li led after two dives, with Canada’s Anne Montminy, runner-up at 1998 Worlds, moving up to second place, while Sang dropped back to third. But both Li and Sang botched their third dive, and Wilkinson went into an unlikely lead, marginally ahead of Montminy and Li. Wilkinson again nailed her next-to-last dive but entered the final round only ¼-point ahead of Montminy and a few points in front of Li. All three had successful final dives, but Montminy’s had a DD of only 2.8 and she dropped back to the bronze medal spot, as Wilkinson won a shocking gold medal, with Li taking silver.

Wilkinson dove again on platform at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, but this would be her only Olympic medal. Montminy’s bronze was added to the silver she had won earlier in Sydney in synchro springboard.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Laura Wilkinson 22 United States USA Gold 543.75
2 Li Na 16 China CHN Silver 542.01
3 Anne Montminy 25 Canada CAN Bronze 540.15
4 Sang Xue 16 China CHN 513.03
5 Emilie Heymans 18 Canada CAN 511.92
6 Olena Zhupina 27 Ukraine UKR 489.09
7 Anja Richter-Libiseller 22 Austria AUT 482.16
8 Svetlana Timoshinina 27 Russia RUS 478.89
9 Nataliya Chikina 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 466.80
10 Choe Myong-Hwa 24 North Korea PRK 453.06
11 Rebecca Gilmore 21 Australia AUS 448.95
12 Ute Wetzig 29 Germany GER 438.24
13 Sara Reiling-Hildebrand 20 United States USA 446.91
14 María Dolores Sáez de Ibarra 21 Spain ESP 446.52
15 Irina Vyguzova 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 441.69
16 Yevgeniya Olshevskaya 22 Russia RUS 438.03
17 Hsieh Pei-Hua 15 Chinese Taipei TPE 411.57
18 Angelique Rodríguez 25 Puerto Rico PUR 408.30
19 Juliana Veloso 19 Brazil BRA 266.04
20 Ditte Kotzian 21 Germany GER 265.32
21 Clara Elena Ciocan 21 Romania ROU 265.29
22 Ri Ok-Rim 22 North Korea PRK 262.20
23 Odile Arboles-Souchon 25 France FRA 260.25
24 Loudy Tourky-Wiggins 21 Australia AUS 257.40
25 Sally Freeman 26 Great Britain GBR 256.17
26 Nana Nebieridze 25 Georgia GEO 252.09
27 Leire Santos 21 Spain ESP 247.41
28 Lesley Ward 30 Great Britain GBR 238.65
29 Evtykhia Pappa-Papavasilopoulou 18 Greece GRE 236.79
30 María José Alcalá 28 Mexico MEX 235.53
31 Yolanda Ortíz 21 Cuba CUB 231.63
32 Svitlana Serbina 20 Ukraine UKR 230.64
33 Azul Almazán 18 Mexico MEX 229.29
34 Leong Mun Yee 15 Malaysia MAS 227.28
35 Claire Febvay 18 France FRA 222.81
36 Anişoara Oprea 23 Romania ROU 221.82
37 Marion Reiff 21 Austria AUT 206.55
38 Maria Konstantatou 19 Greece GRE 189.57
39 Choi Hye-Jin 17 South Korea KOR 187.17
40 Shenny Ratna Amelia 16 Indonesia INA 170.07