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.
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.
Silver 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.
|5||Laura Wilkinson||26||United States||USA||549.72|
|10||Sara Reiling-Hildebrand||24||United States||USA||484.77|
|18||Angelique Rodríguez||28||Puerto Rico||PUR||455.94|
|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|
|25||Kim Kyong-Ju||21||North Korea||PRK||263.52|
|34||Jenna Dreyer||18||South Africa||RSA||186.90|