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Diving at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Synchronized Platform

Diving at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date Started: July 31, 2012
Date Finished: July 31, 2012
Format: 10 metre platform. Five dives. Final round only.

Gold: CHN China
Silver: MEX Mexico
Bronze: CAN Canada

Summary

Chen Ruolin, one half of the Chinese team that won gold on home soil in 2008 returned to defend her Olympic title. This time however she had a replacement Wang as Olympic rookie Wang Hao took the place of Beijing champion Wang Xin. The last time a Chinese pair had been beaten in a major global event was 1998 and at no point during the London Games did it look like that streak would end. The reigning European champions, Great Britain, held a miniscule lead after the first round of dives but normal service was resumed after the next round and from then on the Chinese simply built their lead further. Behind the winners a close contest developed between Mexico and Canada which resolved itself in favour of the Mexican pair who matched the achievements of their male counterparts who also won silver the previous night.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 China CHN Gold 368.40
2 Mexico MEX Silver 343.32
3 Canada CAN Bronze 337.62
4 Australia AUS 323.55
5 Great Britain GBR 321.72
6 Germany GER 312.78
7 Malaysia MAS 308.52
8 Ukraine UKR 299.64