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Diving at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Springboard

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Municipal Pool, Barcelona
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: USA Mark Lenzi
Silver: CHN Tan Liangde
Bronze: EUN Dmitry Sautin


The 1991 World Champion was American [Kent Ferguson] but he struggled in Barcelona, placing 12th in qualifying to barely make the final, and finished fifth overall. This seemingly left it open for China’s [Tan Liangde], the silver medalist from Los Angeles and Seoul, who had also finished second to Ferguson at the 1991 Worlds, and he led the qualifying.

The early lead in the final was taken by Germany’s [Albin Killat], bronze medalist from the 1991 Worlds. But dive seven was a disaster for him and he dropped from the lead and would eventually finish 10th, after belly-flopping his eighth dive, as American [Mark Lenzi] took the lead. He had been trailing Tan as well, but Tan also over-rotated his seventh dive which kept him out of the top spot. Lenzi had been silver medalist at 1991 Worlds on the 1-metre springboard. He did not falter in Barcelona, holding the lead to the end to win an upset gold medal. Tan repeated his silver medal from 1988 while [Dmitry Sautin] of the Unified Team won bronze.

Lenzi would return in 1996 and add an Olympic bronze medal on springboard. For Tan it was his third consecutive silver medal in the event. Sautin was making his first Olympic appearance, but far from his last. He competed through the 2008 Olympics, winning an Olympic record eight diving medals, including gold in the 1996 platform and 2000 synchro platform. He also won nine medals at the World Championships (1994-2007) and 18 at the Europeans (1991-2010).

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mark Lenzi 24 United States USA Gold
2 Tan Liangde 27 China CHN Silver
3 Dmitry Sautin 18 Unified Team EUN Bronze
4 Michael Murphy 18 Australia AUS
5 Kent Ferguson 29 United States USA
6 Jorge Mondragón 29 Mexico MEX
7 Edwin Jongejans 25 Netherlands NED
8 Valery Statsenko 23 Unified Team EUN
9 Joakim Andersson 20 Sweden SWE
10 Albin Killat 31 Germany GER
11 Mark Rourke 23 Canada CAN
12 Davide Lorenzini 22 Italy ITA
13 QR David Bédard 26 Canada CAN
14 QR Lan Wei 24 China CHN
15 QR Bob Morgan 25 Great Britain GBR
16 QR Simon McCormack 20 Australia AUS
17 QR Fernando Platas 19 Mexico MEX
18 QR Jan Hempel 20 Germany GER
19 QR Christian Styren 27 Norway NOR
20 QR Evan Stewart 17 Zimbabwe ZIM
21 QR Isao Yamagishi 25 Japan JPN
22 QR Niki Stajkovic 33 Austria AUT
23 QR José Miguel Gil 21 Spain ESP
24 QR Jürgen Richter 21 Austria AUT
25 QR Dario di Fazio 25 Venezuela VEN
26 QR Alexei Kogalev 26 Belgium BEL
27 QR Petar Trifonov 20 Bulgaria BUL
28 QR Alessandro De Botton 21 Italy ITA
29 QR Philippe Duvernay 22 France FRA
30 QR Craig Vaughan 28 South Africa RSA
31 QR Keita Kaneto 25 Japan JPN
32 QR Grzegorz Kozdrański 16 Poland POL