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Diving at the 2012 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Aquatics Centre
Dates 29 July – 11 August
Competitors 136 from 25 nations

The diving competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place from 29 July to 11 August at the Aquatics Centre within the Olympic Park.[1] It was one of four aquatic sports at the Games, along with swimming, water polo and synchronised swimming.

The 2012 Games featured competitions in eight events (men and women events each of): 3m springboard, synchronised 3m springboard, 10m platform, and synchronised 10m platform.[2]

The diving featured 136 athletes representing 25 countries.[3] All divers must be at least 14 years old on or by 31 December 2012.[3]

China was the most successful nation, topping the medal table with six golds and ten in total.


  • Qualification 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Schedule 3
  • Medalists 4
    • Medal table 4.1
    • Men 4.2
    • Women 4.3
  • References 5


A nation could have no more than 16 divers qualify (up to eight males and eight females) and could enter up to two divers in individual events and one pair in synchronised events.[3]

For the individual diving events, qualifiers were:

  • the top 12 finishers in each event from the 2011 World Championships,
  • the five continental champions in each event, and
  • up to 18 semi-finalists from the 2012 Diving World Cup.

For the synchronised events (pairs), qualifiers were:

  • the top three finishers in each event from the 2011 World Championships,
  • the top four from in each event the 2012 World Cup, and
  • the host nation (Great Britain).[3]

Note: Qualifying spots go to the nation – they are not tied to the individual diver who achieved the place/finish at the qualifying event. However, an individual diver may only qualify one spot for their nation.

Participating nations

Twenty-five nations competed in diving at the 2012 Olympics:[4]



Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 6 3 1 10
2 United States 1 1 2 4
3 Russia 1 1 0 2
4 Mexico 0 2 1 3
5 Australia 0 1 0 1
6 Canada 0 0 2 2
7 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Malaysia 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard
 Ilya Zakharov
Russia (RUS)
 Qin Kai
China (CHN)
 He Chong
China (CHN)
10 m platform
 David Boudia
United States (USA)
 Qiu Bo
China (CHN)
 Tom Daley
Great Britain (GBR)
Synchronised 3 m springboard
 Luo Yutong
and Qin Kai
China (CHN)
 Ilya Zakharov
and Evgeny Kuznetsov
Russia (RUS)
 Troy Dumais
and Kristian Ipsen
United States (USA)
Synchronised 10 m platform
 Cao Yuan
and Zhang Yanquan
China (CHN)
 Iván García
and Germán Sánchez
Mexico (MEX)
 David Boudia
and Nicholas McCrory
United States (USA)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard
 Wu Minxia
China (CHN)
 He Zi
China (CHN)
 Laura Sánchez
Mexico (MEX)
10 m platform
 Chen Ruolin
China (CHN)
 Brittany Broben
Australia (AUS)
 Pandelela Rinong
Malaysia (MAS)
Synchronised 3 m springboard
 He Zi
and Wu Minxia
China (CHN)
 Kelci Bryant
and Abigail Johnston
United States (USA)
 Jennifer Abel
and Émilie Heymans
Canada (CAN)
Synchronised 10 m platform
 Chen Ruolin
and Wang Hao
China (CHN)
 Paola Espinosa
and Alejandra Orozco
Mexico (MEX)
 Meaghan Benfeito
and Roseline Filion
Canada (CAN)


  1. ^ Diving page of the 2012 Olympics website (; retrieved 2012-06-15.
  2. ^ Diving Events page from the 2012 Olympics website (; retrieved 2012-06-15.
  3. ^ a b c d DivingQualification System – Games of the XXX Olympiad: . Published by FINA in 2011-05; retrieved 2012-06-15.
  4. ^ London 2012 – Diving – Qualified National Federations/National Olympic Committees. Published by FINA on 2012-04-27; retrieved 2012-06-15.
  5. ^ 2012 Olympic Games Diving Team published by Diving Australia, retrieved 2012-06-20.
  6. ^ (Spanish) FINA confirma los cupos para los proximos Juegos Olimpicos (trans:FINA confirms spots for the next Olympic Games) published by FECNA on 2012-06-21; retrieved 2012-06-21.
  7. ^ (German) Biografien DSV-Team Olympische Spiele Wasserspringen (trans: Biographies Germany Olympic Diving Team); published by the DSV on 2012-06-13, retrieved 2012-06-20.
  8. ^ BOA announce 12 British divers selected to TeamGB for London 2012. Published by British Swimming on 2012-06-11; retrieved 2012-06-20.
  9. ^ (Swedish) OS-truppen nu fulltalig (trans: Olympic Games-squad now complete); published by Svenska Simförbudnet on 2012-06-18, retrieved 2012-06-20.
  10. ^ (Spanish) Subirats va a Londres (trans: Subirats will go to London) by Andreina Salas Guzmán, El Universal. Published on 2012-06-21; retrieved 2012-06-21.

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