Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date Started: August 1, 2012
Date Finished: August 1, 2012
Format: 3 metre springboard. Six dives. Final round only.
Chinese pairings had won every major title since the 2004 Athens Olympics and were fully expected to continue their winning streak in London. The duo of Luo Yutong and Qin Kai performed solidly if not brilliantly at the start of the competition and held only a narrow lead over Mexico and Russia at the half way mark but forged clear over the final three dives. As the Mexican pair faltered the American, Russian and Ukrainian teams engaged in a battle for the other medals. Superb final dives by Yevgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov confirmed Russia as silver medallists ahead of the USA. America's Troy Dumais finally won an Olympic medal after placing between fourth and sixth in five separate events over three Olympic Games.