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Diving at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 25, 2004
Date Finished: August 26, 2004
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: CHN Guo Jingjing
Silver: CHN Wu Minxia
Bronze: RUS Yuliya Pakhalina

Summary

Guo Jingjing had won silver in this event in Sydney and had won the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. Her biggest challenge was expected to come from Russian Yuliya Pakhalina, the 2004 World Cup champ and runner-up to her at 2003 Worlds. Pakhalina led the qualifying and semis, but Guo took the lead on her second dive in the finals, a reverse 2½ pike position, and comfortably held on for the gold medal. Her teammate Wu Minxia also moved ahead of Pakhalina in the final round to garner silver, with Pakhalina dropping to bronze.\n\nGuo would come back in 2008 and defend this title. She and Wu had already won synchro springboard gold in Athens and would also defend that gold in Beijing. Pakhalina had likewise won a medal in 2004 in synchro, a silver with Vera Ilyina, and at Beijing, she would add two more silvers, on springboard and synchro springboard. This was the fifth consecutive Chinese gold in this event and Guo would make it six in 2008. Of China’s six gold medals, they were won by only three divers – [Gao Min] (1988-92), Fu Mingxia (1996-2000), and Guo (2004-08). Guo was just as dominant at the Worlds, winning that title five consecutive times – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Guo Jingjing 22 China CHN Gold 633.15
2 Wu Minxia 18 China CHN Silver 612.00
3 Yuliya Pakhalina 26 Russia RUS Bronze 610.62
4 Vera Ilyina 30 Russia RUS 589.11
5 Blythe Hartley 22 Canada CAN 573.00
6 Loudy Tourky-Wiggins 25 Australia AUS 566.94
7 Irina Lashko 31 Australia AUS 551.97
8 Tania Cagnotto 19 Italy ITA 550.38
9 Rachelle Kunkel 26 United States USA 546.72
10 Emilie Heymans 22 Canada CAN 530.73
11 Ditte Kotzian 25 Germany GER 509.52
12 Paola Espinosa 18 Mexico MEX 490.20
13 Olena Fedorova 17 Ukraine UKR 503.28
14 Nóra Barta 20 Hungary HUN 491.52
15 Jane Smith 28 Great Britain GBR 483.75
16 Hanna Sorokina 28 Ukraine UKR 474.15
17 Jenna Dreyer 18 South Africa RSA 464.43
18 Juliana Veloso 23 Brazil BRA 462.45
19 Anna Lindberg 22 Sweden SWE 255.63
20 Jashia Luna 24 Mexico MEX 252.75
21 Kimiko Soldati 30 United States USA 252.36
22 Sotiria Koutsopetrou 24 Greece GRE 250.59
23 Valentina Marocchi 20 Italy ITA 243.45
24 Leyre Eizaguirre 24 Spain ESP 242.73
25 Angelique Rodríguez 28 Puerto Rico PUR 239.19
26 Leong Mun Yee 19 Malaysia MAS 227.67
27 Gracie Junita 14 Malaysia MAS 223.44
28 Tracey Richardson 21 Great Britain GBR 209.34
29 Iohana Cruz 24 Cuba CUB 203.76
30 Katura Horton-Perinchief 21 Bermuda BER 203.58
31 Heike Fischer 21 Germany GER 199.71
32 Villő Kormos 16 Hungary HUN 193.68
33 Dina Georgatou 18 Greece GRE 157.56