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Diving at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women'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 20, 2004
Date Finished: August 22, 2004
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: AUS Chantelle Michell-Newbery
Silver: CHN Lao Lishi
Bronze: AUS Loudy Tourky-Wiggins

Summary

Although the Chinese women dominated the sport by 2004, they were not quite as good on platform as on springboard. The 2003 World Champion was Canada’s Émilie Heymans, who was born in Belgium but moved to Canada with her family when she was only a 1-year-old. The 2004 World Cup went to the defending Olympic champion, American Laura Wilkinson. In the end the gold in this event would go to the surprising Australian [Chantelle Newbery], who was only sixth after qualifying and third after the semi-final round. She had never won a major platform title before and had been away from the sport after the 2000 Olympics while giving birth to a son. Newbery was married to Robert Newbery, who won three synchro bronze medals in 2000-04.\n\nSilver went to Lao Lishi, who had been runner-up at 2003 Worlds and led after the semis. Her teammate [Li Ting] was second after the semi-finals but dropped out of the medals in the final round, placing sixth. Heymans also failed to medal, after a very poor semi-final performance. The bronze went to Loudy Tourky, an Australian of Palestine heritage, who had been second at the 2004 World Cup.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Chantelle Michell-Newbery 27 Australia AUS Gold 590.31
2 Lao Lishi 16 China CHN Silver 576.30
3 Loudy Tourky-Wiggins 25 Australia AUS Bronze 561.66
4 Emilie Heymans 22 Canada CAN 555.03
5 Laura Wilkinson 26 United States USA 549.72
6 Li Ting 17 China CHN 546.48
7 Myriam Boileau 26 Canada CAN 530.25
8 Tania Cagnotto 19 Italy ITA 518.67
9 Olena Zhupina 30 Ukraine UKR 497.70
10 Sara Reiling-Hildebrand 24 United States USA 484.77
11 Takiri Miyazaki 25 Japan JPN 479.10
12 Paola Espinosa 18 Mexico MEX 455.40
13 Jashia Luna 24 Mexico MEX 481.80
14 Annett Gamm 27 Germany GER 478.20
15 Anja Richter-Libiseller 26 Austria AUT 472.44
16 Juliana Veloso 23 Brazil BRA 469.95
17 Evtykhia Pappa-Papavasilopoulou 22 Greece GRE 463.89
18 Angelique Rodríguez 28 Puerto Rico PUR 455.94
19 Svetlana Timoshinina 31 Russia RUS 289.68
20 María Dolores Sáez de Ibarra 25 Spain ESP 278.43
21 Leong Mun Yee 19 Malaysia MAS 273.33
22 Jon Hyon-Ju 21 North Korea PRK 272.01
23 Olha Leonova 28 Ukraine UKR 271.92
24 Ramona Ciobanu 19 Romania ROU 268.23
25 Kim Kyong-Ju 21 North Korea PRK 263.52
26 Yolanda Ortíz 25 Cuba CUB 259.47
27 Yuliya Koltunova 15 Russia RUS 257.55
28 Christin Steuer 21 Germany GER 256.77
29 Leire Santos 25 Spain ESP 246.84
30 Yaima Rosario Mena Pena 19 Cuba CUB 238.44
31 Marion Reiff 25 Austria AUT 232.35
32 Valentina Marocchi 20 Italy ITA 221.85
33 Claire Febvay 22 France FRA 195.06
34 Jenna Dreyer 18 South Africa RSA 186.90