Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 13, 2008
Format: 3 metre springboard. Six dives. Final round only.
The favorites were the Chinese [Wang Feng] and Qin Kai. They were World Champions in 2007 and won the 2008 World Cup. Wang had also won the 2005 World Championship and 2006 World Cup with a different partner. China won the gold with a dominant performance, silver going to the Russian pair of Dmitry Sautin and Yury Kunakov, who were the European Champions and had been runners-up at the 2008 World Cup, as Sautin won his eighth Olympic diving medal, an all-time Olympic best for diving. Wang and Qin went on to win the 2009 World Championships, and Qin won again in 2011, this time with [Luo Yutong].