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.
[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.