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Diving at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Date Started: September 17, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988
Events: 4

Participants: 89 (49 men and 40 women) from 31 countries
Youngest Participant: URS Yelena Miroshina (14 years, 105 days)
Oldest Participant: AUT Niki Stajkovic (29 years, 203 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Greg Louganis (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): CHN China (6 medals)


Diving was contested in 1988 at the Indoor Swimming Pool, at the Olympic Park, or in transliterated Korean, the Su-yeong-jang, Ol-lim-pik Gong-won. This was also the site of the swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon in 1988. There were four diving events – 3-metre springboard and 10-metre platform for men and women, which remained the standard Olympic diving program through 1996. [Greg Louganis] finished his Olympic career by winning both events in Seoul, repeating his 1984 performance for the double-double. Both women’s events were won by Chinese divers, as China was poised to replace the United States as having the world’s best divers.