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Diving at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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: August 3, 2012
Date Finished: August 5, 2012
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: CHN Wu Minxia
Silver: CHN He Zi
Bronze: MEX Laura Sánchez

Summary

The men’s individual events in London had both provided unexpected defeats for the heavily favoured Chinese world champions. The women’s competitions however stayed faithful to the predicted versions of events. For a decade Wu Minxia had been one of the elite of world diving but, although she had now won three successive titles at synchro, she had never won the individual Olympic title. Wu scored the highest marks on 13 of her 15 competitive dives and was a convincing winner ahead of teammate He Zi with Laura Sánchez adding to Mexico’s fine Games in the diving pool by sneaking the bronze by just 0.2 points. Afterwards it was revealed that Wu’s family had withheld the 2011 death of her grandmother and the fact that her mother had been battling cancer for the last eight years in order to “free her from distractions”. It was a revelation that caused criticism even in the Chinese press.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wu Minxia 26 China CHN Gold
2 He Zi 21 China CHN Silver
3 Laura Sánchez 26 Mexico MEX Bronze
4 Tania Cagnotto 27 Italy ITA
5 Sharleen Stratton 24 Australia AUS
6 Jennifer Abel 20 Canada CAN
7 Cassidy Krug 27 United States USA
8 Christina Loukas 26 United States USA
9 Olena Fedorova 25 Ukraine UKR
10 Anna Lindberg 30 Sweden SWE
11 Jaele Patrick 24 Australia AUS
12 Emilie Heymans 30 Canada CAN
13 Hannah Starling 17 Great Britain GBR
14 Nora Subschinski 24 Germany GER
15 Francesca Dallapè 26 Italy ITA
16 Katja Dieckow 27 Germany GER
17 Nadezhda Bazhina 24 Russia RUS
18 Rebecca Gallantree 27 Great Britain GBR
19 Anastasia Pozdnyakova 26 Russia RUS
20 Jun Hoong Cheong 22 Malaysia MAS
21 Hanna Pysmenska 21 Ukraine UKR
22 Flóra Gondos 20 Hungary HUN
23 Jocelyn Castillo 21 Venezuela VEN
24 Yan Yee Ng 19 Malaysia MAS
25 Nóra Barta 28 Hungary HUN
26 Fanny Bouvet 18 France FRA
27 Marion Farissier 20 France FRA
28 Juliana Veloso 31 Brazil BRA
29 Arantxa Chávez 21 Mexico MEX
30 Jenifer Benítez 23 Spain ESP