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Diving at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Synchronized Springboard

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 10, 2008
Format: 3 metre springboard. Five dives. Final round only.

Gold: CHN China
Silver: RUS Russia
Bronze: GER Germany

Summary

This event was a foregone conclusion. Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia were the defending Olympic champions, had been World Champions in 2001, 2003, and 2007 (with Guo winning in 2005 with another partner), and won the 2008 World Cup earlier in the year. They took the lead in the second round and defended their gold medal easily. They had the highest score on the first four dives, and the second highest in the final round. The Russian pair of Yuliya Pakhalina and Anastasia Pozdnyakova won silver, which was the second consecutive in the event for Pakhalina, who had partnered in 2004 with Vera Ilyina. Wu and Guo also won the 2009 World title, after which Wu moved on to partner with He Zi, winning the 2010 and 2012 World Cups and the 2011 World Championship.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 China CHN Gold 343.50
2 Russia RUS Silver 323.61
3 Germany GER Bronze 318.90
4 United States USA 314.40
5 Australia AUS 311.34
6 Italy ITA 296.70
7 Ukraine UKR 293.10
8 Great Britain GBR 278.25