Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 16, 2004
Format: 3 metre springboards. Five dives. Final round only.
This was one of the biggest upsets in Olympic diving history. Greece only had a duo in the event because they were the host nation. Nikolaos Siranidis had competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics but had never placed in the top 25 of an individual event. The same was true of Thomas Bimis who had been 32nd in the 2000 individual springboard. The Chinese duo of [Peng Bo] and Wang Kenan led after three dives and after four dives, had a lead of 12.5+ points and seemed to have the gold in hand. But Wang lost control on the final dive and they scored 0 points, dropping them to last. Next up were the 2000 silver medalists, Dmitry Sautin and Aleksandr Dobroskok, also the 2003 World Champions, but Sautin hit his head on the board, and they fell to seventh place. Siranidis and Bimis then performed an inward 3½ tuck on the final dive and won the gold by 3.33 points.