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Diving at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Synchronized Platform

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Events:
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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 12, 2008
Date Finished: August 12, 2008
Format: 10 metre platform. Five dives. Final round only.

Gold: CHN China
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: MEX Mexico

Summary

Chen Ruolin had won the 2006 World Cup and 2007 World Championships, diving alongside Jia Tong. In 2008 Jia was replaced by Wang Xin, and the pair won the 2008 World Cup leading up to Beijing. They won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics with the best dive in every round. The silver medal went to the 2007 World Championship silver medalists – Australia’s Bree Cole and Melissa Wu. Chen and Wang went on to win the World title in 2009 and 2011 and the 2010 and 2012 World Cup. Wu won further silver medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2010 World Cups, this time partnered by Alexandra Croak.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 China CHN Gold 363.54
2 Australia AUS Silver 335.16
3 Mexico MEX Bronze 330.06
4 Germany GER 310.29
5 United States USA 309.12
6 North Korea PRK 308.10
7 Canada CAN 305.91
8 Great Britain GBR 303.48