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Diving at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Synchronized Platform

Diving at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date Started: July 30, 2012
Date Finished: July 30, 2012
Format: 10 metre platform. Six dives. Final round only.

Gold: CHN China
Silver: MEX Mexico
Bronze: USA United States

Summary

For three rounds of diving it looked like a massive shock was brewing at the Aquatics Centre.

To the delight of the home support the seemingly unbeatable Chinese pair of Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan trailed the British team of Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield although the margin never widened to more than a few points. However as suddenly as it came the moment soon passed for the home pair as Waterfield over-rotated badly on his fourth dive and the Britons dropped 20 points on China and out of the medal positions. The Chinese duo were untroubled from then on and won by a clear margin over the teenage pairing of Iván García and Germán Sánchez from Mexico with the USA taking the bronze medals.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 China CHN Gold 486.78
2 Mexico MEX Silver 468.90
3 United States USA Bronze 463.47
4 Great Britain GBR 454.65
5 Cuba CUB 450.90
6 Russia RUS 449.88
7 Germany GER 446.07
8 Ukraine UKR 433.32