Olympic Diving 2012: Women's 10-Meter Platform Results and Analysis

Alex HallCorrespondent IIIAugust 9, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  (L-R) Gold Medallists Chen Roulin and Hao Wang and of China pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Diving on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Gold: Chen Ruolin, China

Silver: Brittany Broben, Australia

Bronze: Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Malaysia  


The women's 10-meter platform concluded on Day 13 of the Olympic games, with Chen Ruolin of China easily defending her gold medal in the event. Brittany Broben of Australia and Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong Pamg rounded out the podium with silver and bronze, respectively.

Ruolin lead the field after Round 1 with a beautiful dive, earning a score of 85.50. But she had to wait her turn and watch Paola Espinosa Sanchez lead halfway through Round 2 with a score of 144.75 overall.

Ruolin's teammate, Hu Yadan, did not see as great of results through two rounds. She struggled on her first two dives and earned a score of only 97.20. Broben's Round 2 dive was just 10 points away from equaling Yadan's combined scores.

Ruolin followed up her first-round performance with another fine dive, which gave her a score of 107.30 through two rounds.

The third round saw Noemi Batki of Italy leading halfway through thanks to a 72.00 score on her third dive, making up for the previous round, which saw a score of 65.25.

Just as the previous two rounds, though, Ruolin would take to the diving board and once again take the lead after three rounds. Her armstand double back somersault scored a near-perfect 86.40.

The final round was essentially a fight for the silver and bronze due to Ruolin's impressive 49-point lead after Round 4. The second- and eighth-place spot were separated by just three points heading into the final round.



*DNM = Did Not Medal

Medal Athlete Score
Gold Chen Roulin, China 422.30
Silver Brittany Broben, Australia 366.50
Bronze Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Malaysia 359.20
DNM Melissa Wu, Australia 358.10
DNM Yulia Koltunova, Russia 357.90
DNM Paola Espinosa, Mexico 356.20
DNM Christin Steuer, Germany 351.35
DNM Noemi Batki, Italy 350.05
DNM Hu Yadan, China 349.50
DNM Roseline Filion, Canada 349.10
DNM Meaghan Benefeito, Canada 345.15
DNM Luliia Prokopchuk, Ukraine


Scores for this event can also be found at NBCOlympics.com