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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 04:30 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's 10m Platform Final

403.80 (12th)

403.80 (12th)

Aisen Chen (CHN)
German Sanchez (MEX)
David Boudia (USA)

(Local) / 11:00 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's 10m Platform Semifinal

454.95 (11th)

454.95 (11th)

419.10 (15th)

419.10 (15th)

(Local) / 04:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's 10m Platform Preliminary

457.05 (9th)

457.05 (9th)

413.85 (17th)

413.85 (17th)

(Local) / 04:00 PM 18 Aug (Rio)
Women's 10m Platform Final

368.30 (5th)

368.30 (5th)

Qian Ren (CHN)
Yajie Si (CHN)
Meaghan Benfeito (CAN)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 18 Aug (Rio)
Women's 10m Platform Semifinal

346.00 (4th)

346.00 (4th)

300.05 (15th)

300.05 (15th)

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Exciting Aussie divers preparing for outdoor challenge 

A mixture of experience and excited debutants will represent Australian in the diving at the Rio 2016 Games.

Six rookies, two Olympians off to their second Games and one Olympian off to their third Games make-up the five female and four male divers to wear the green and gold in Brazil.

Dual Olympian and Beijing silver medallist Melissa Wu will lead the Team in the women’s 10m platform, while rookie Brittany O'Brien will make her debut. 

In the women’s 3m springboard is Esther Qin and Maddison Keeney, while Keeney will pair up with London Olympian Anabelle Smith in the 3m synchro.

In the men’s Kevin Chavez and Grant Nel will compete in the 3m springboard and London Olympian James Connor and debutant Domonic Bedggood in the 10m platform. 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia qualified 10 quota spots at the 2015 World Championships: 1 men's 10m, 1 men's 3m, 1 women's 10m, 2 women's 3m, 2 women's 3m synchro.

The next qualifying meet for countries is the FINA Diving World Cup in Rio in 2016.

Quota spots are allocated to countries and not to athletes.

Australia can qualify a maximum of two competitors in the individual events and one pair in synchronised events. The final Australian team should be 16 in size- the maximum number of athletes a country can send.

In synchronised (team) events the top three (3) teams from the World Championships, the host nation (1) and then the top four (4) at the World Cup, who have not already achieved a quota place, will qualify for the Games.

In individual events there will 34 competitors in each. These places are qualified from; 12 best ranked at the World Championships, the winner of each of the continental championships (5), up to 18 divers from the World Cup. If required additional spots will be allocated from the World Cup in 2016.

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Nomination to the AOC

For Individual events, there will be two possible Nomination pathways.

World Cup Gold Medal Pathway
Where Australia has qualified at least one quota place in the applicable event, any athlete that has won a gold medal at the 2016 FINA World Cup (23 – 28 February 2016, Rio) and demonstrates form and fitness until the conclusion of the 2016 Australian Open Championships will be nominated to the AOC for selection.

Olympic Selection Trial Pathway
Where there are remaining quota places after application of the World Cup Gold Medal Pathway, Diving Australia will nominate eligible athlete(s) to the AOC that have competed at the 2016 Australian Open Championships with the minimum Degree of Difficulty, achieved the necessary High Performance Program D Score in both the Prelim and Semi Final of the Championships and a minimum HPP C Score in the Final, and has the highest combined score(s) from the Prelim, Semi and Final.

For Synchronised events, there will also be two possible Nomination pathways:

World Cup Gold Medal Pathway
Where Australia has qualified at least one quota place in the applicable event, any eligible synchronised pair that has won a gold medal at the 2016 FINA World Cup (23 – 28 February 2016, Rio) and demonstrates form and fitness until the conclusion of the 2016 Australian Open Championships will be nominated to the AOC for selection.

Selectors’ Discretion Pathway
Where there are remaining quota places after application of the World Cup Gold Medal Pathway, Diving Australia will nominate eligible synchronised pair(s) to the AOC at their absolute discretion, having consideration for a series of performance criteria. 

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Adam Casselden
Email: casselden@statechambers.net


Competition Format & Events

At the Olympics, men and women both compete in individual 3m springboard and 10m platform and synchronised 3m springboard and 10m platform.

In individual events, divers select from a number of set dives that have been rated according to their degree of difficulty or create their own dives which are rated according to a set formula. Dives are judged on approach, take-off, elevation, execution and entry. They are scored out of 10 by seven judges. The highest and lowest scores are eliminated and the five remaining scores are multiplied by the dive’s degree of difficulty and that figure is then multiplied by 0.6.

In individual events the men complete six dives and women five. After the preliminary event, the top 18 divers go through to the semi-final. In the semi-final, the preliminary and semi-final scores are added and the top 12 divers go through to the final. In the final, no previous scores count and the divers with the best final scores win medals.

In the synchronised events, pairs must perform a combination of dives – some with a set degree of difficulty and others having an average of the two degrees of difficulty. A panel of nine judges score the dives – four judges assess the execution of the individual dives and the other five assess the synchronisation of the divers. Pairs compete in an outright final with each pair doing five dives.

Australia and Olympic Diving

In 1908, Reginald “Snowy” Baker became the first Australian to compete in Olympic diving. He placed 22nd in the springboard whilst also winning silver in boxing at the same Games.

In Sydney 2000, Australia returned to the dais in Olympic diving after more than three quarters of a century. Robert Newbery and Dean Pullar won bronze in the men’s synchronised springboard as did Rebecca Gilmore and Loudy Tourky in the women’s synchronised platform.

At Athens in 2004 Australian divers won a sensational six medals including gold to Chantelle Newbery in the 10m platform.

In Beijing one of the greatest Australian stories of the Games came when Matthew Mitcham executed a near-perfect twist to produce the highest scoring dive in Olympic history to win the 10-metre platform. In doing so he denied China a clean sweep of all eight diving events on offer. And 16-year-old Melissa Wu teamed up with Briony Cole to win silver in the synchronised platform.

Brittany Broben ensured that Australia won a medal at its fourth consecutive Olympics when she claimed a surprise silver in the women's 10m platform at London 2012. The youngest member of the 410 Australian athletes competing in London, Broben held her nerve to nail a strong last dive and ensure she would medal on debut.

Australia's Olympic diving medal tally is: 12 (3 gold, 3 silver, 6 bronze)

Read more about diving at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

Search for all Australian Olympian divers here>>>

Did you know

  • Australian diver Jenny Donnet was the flagbearer at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics at her fourth Games – an Australian record.
  • Synchronised diving events were introduced for the first time at Sydney 2000.
  • The sport's Olympic debut in Saint Louis in 1904 took the form of distance diving, with the diver who remained underwater for longest distance before resurfacing crowned the winner.
  • In recent years, China has been the dominant force in diving, taking home 25 of the 31 medals awarded since Atlanta 1996

All Previous Medallists

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

3 Gold
3 Silver
7 Bronze

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