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Diving at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Platform

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 27, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: CHN Hu Jia
Silver: AUS Mathew Helm
Bronze: CHN Tian Liang

Summary

The qualifying was led by Australia’s Mathew Helm, runner-up at the 2003 Worlds, just ahead of Canada’s Alexandre Despatie, the 2003 World Champion. The held those positions through the semi-finals, with the defending 1-2 from Sydney, [Tian Liang] and Hu Jia, in third and fourth place, respectively. Tian took the lead in the final on his first dive, a back 2½ with 1½ twists pike. He held the lead through four dives of the final round, but in the fifth round, Hu took the lead with his reverse 3½ tuck. He held it on his final dive, a back 2½ with 1½ twists pike, which brought him five perfect 10s, and the gold medal. Performing the same dive, Helm moved ahead of Tian in the last round for the silver medal, with Despatie dropping off the podium in the final round.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Hu Jia 21 China CHN Gold 748.08
2 Mathew Helm 23 Australia AUS Silver 730.56
3 Tian Liang 24 China CHN Bronze 729.66
4 Alexandre Despatie 19 Canada CAN 707.46
5 Peter Waterfield 23 Great Britain GBR 669.24
6 Leon Taylor 26 Great Britain GBR 663.12
7 Heiko Meyer 27 Germany GER 646.56
8 Robert Newbery 25 Australia AUS 640.65
9 Francesco Dell'Uomo 17 Italy ITA 628.77
10 Rommel Pacheco 18 Mexico MEX 623.40
11 Dmitry Dobroskok 20 Russia RUS 622.23
12 Juan Guillermo Urán 21 Colombia COL 605.46
13 Gleb Galperin 21 Russia RUS 607.62
14 Christopher Kalec 24 Canada CAN 606.84
15 Choe Hyong-Gil 27 North Korea PRK 600.36
16 Anton Zakharov 18 Ukraine UKR 596.07
17 Pak Yong-Ryong 23 North Korea PRK 596.01
18 Tony Adam 18 Germany GER 589.65
19 Bryan Lomas 14 Malaysia MAS 407.13
20 Massimiliano Mazzucchi 23 Italy ITA 405.18
21 Roman Volodkov 30 Ukraine UKR 403.59
22 Giannis Gavrilidis 22 Greece GRE 395.34
23 Caesar Garcia 22 United States USA 388.77
24 Cassius Duran 25 Brazil BRA 387.75
25 José Antonio Guerra 25 Cuba CUB 375.87
26 Sotirios Trakas 17 Greece GRE 361.56
27 Aleksandr Varlamov 25 Belarus BLR 361.41
28 Erick Fornaris 25 Cuba CUB 351.75
29 Kyle Prandi 25 United States USA 346.53
30 Andrey Mamontov 23 Belarus BLR 338.55
31 Jean-Romain Delaloye 23 Switzerland SUI 326.82
32 Hugo Parisi 20 Brazil BRA 325.08
33 András Hajnal 22 Hungary HUN 305.79