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