Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 14, 2004
Date Finished: August 14, 2004
Format: 10 metre platform. Five dives. Final round only.
[Tian Liang] had won the 2001 World Championship in this event, and a bronze in 2003, but that was partnered by Hu Jia, while in Athens he dove alongside Yang Jinghui. The lead on the first dive was taken by the 2003 World Champions from Australia, Mathew Helm and Robert Newbery, but Tian and Yang took the lead after the second dive and held on throughout to win the gold medal, receiving seven perfect 10s from the judges. Helm and Newbery earned a bronze medal after placing fifth in 2000, also trailing Britain’s Peter Waterfield and Leon Taylor.