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Diving at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 15, 2008
Date Finished: August 17, 2008
Format: 3 metre springboard.

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

Summary

Guo Jingjing was entered, therefore Guo Jingjing won. Guo had won silver on springboard at the 2000 Olympics but had since completely dominated the springboard, winning Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008, with five consecutive World Championships – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. In all those years she also won gold on the synchronized springboard. The only suspense in Beijing was that earlier in the year she had been defeated at the 2008 World Cup by her teammate (and synchro partner) Wu Minxia. But “The Diving Queen” took the lead on the first dive of the final round and held it throughout to defend her Olympic title. Wu placed third, also trailing Russia’s Yuliya Pakhalina.\n\nThis gold gave Guo four gold medals and six medals in all, with the six Olympic medals a record for female divers at the Olympics. Her four gold medals is equaled by Pat McCormick and Fu Mingxia, and by men, Greg Louganis. This title also marked the sixth consecutive for Chinese women on springboard, although they were won by only three divers – [Gao Min] (1988-92), Fu (1996-2000), and Guo (2004-08).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Guo Jingjing 26 China CHN Gold 415.35
2 Yuliya Pakhalina 30 Russia RUS Silver 398.60
3 Wu Minxia 22 China CHN Bronze 389.85
4 Blythe Hartley 26 Canada CAN 374.60
5 Tania Cagnotto 23 Italy ITA 349.20
6 Anna Lindberg 26 Sweden SWE 342.15
7 Sharleen Stratton 20 Australia AUS 331.00
8 Nancilea Foster 24 United States USA 316.70
9 Christina Loukas 22 United States USA 315.70
10 Laura Sánchez 22 Mexico MEX 312.25
11 Olena Fedorova 21 Ukraine UKR 298.40
12 Nóra Barta 24 Hungary HUN 269.25
13 Jennifer Abel 16 Canada CAN 296.10
14 Chantelle Michell-Newbery 31 Australia AUS 294.45
15 Ditte Kotzian 29 Germany GER 292.25
16 Jashia Luna 28 Mexico MEX 287.35
17 Maria Marconi 23 Italy ITA 277.50
18 Katja Dieckow 23 Germany GER 263.00
19 Svetlana Filippova 18 Russia RUS 274.20
20 Diana Pineda 23 Colombia COL 268.85
21 Elizabeth Jimie 16 Malaysia MAS 253.50
21 Leong Mun Yee 23 Malaysia MAS 253.50
23 Sheila Mae Pérez 22 Philippines PHI 251.15
24 Villő Kormos 20 Hungary HUN 247.95
25 Rebecca Gallantree 23 Great Britain GBR 232.75
26 Hanna Pysmenska 17 Ukraine UKR 223.50
27 Veronika Kratochwil 19 Austria AUT 218.75
28 Jenna Dreyer 22 South Africa RSA 210.90
29 Darya Romenskaya 25 Belarus BLR 207.00
30 Jenifer Benítez 19 Spain ESP 194.05