At the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 4 and 5, 2021, the women’s 10 metre platform diving competition took place at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
It was the 25th time the competition had been featured at the Olympics, which have taken place every four years since the 1912 Summer Games.
Women’s 10m Platform Diving Olympic 2021
Each set of five dives must contain dives from a different set of the six available sets (forward, back, reverse, inward, twisting, and armstand). Somersaults, location, twists, approach, and entry are all taken into account when determining a dive’s level of difficulty.
Even though the most difficult dives allowed by the FINA rulebook (reverse 4 12 somersault in pike position and armstand reverse 4 somersault in pike position) are given a difficulty rating of 4.8, competitors are free to perform dives with a higher difficulty rating.
Seven judges will determine the final scores. Each judge awards a score between 0 and 10, in increments of 0.5, for each dive.
The highest and lowest scores are thrown out. A dive score is calculated by adding the remaining three scores and multiplying by the difficulty rating. The final score of the round is the sum of the divers’ five scores.
After a series of impressive dives on Thursday, Chinese diver H. C. Quan Hongchan won the women’s 10 metre platform preliminary round at the Tokyo Olympics, with compatriot Chen Yuxi finishing in second.
H. C. Quan, at Only 14, is the Youngest Member of China’s Olympic team in Tokyo.
H. C. Quan, who had placed second in the preliminary rounds on Wednesday, jumped out to an early lead in the semi-finals with a spectacular dive that earned him 85.50 points. She maintained her lead throughout the entire contest and won with a score of 415.65.
The Tokyo Aquatic Centre in Tokyo, Japan will host the women’s 10m platform diving medal ceremony on August 5, 2021, as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
H. C. Quan Hongchan won gold in the women’s 10m platform diving category after completing two dives that were awarded perfect scores of 10 from all seven judges in the final round of competition.
H. C. Quan turned 14 in March, making her the youngest athlete to represent China in Tokyo, but she carried herself like a seasoned pro from the minute she took her place atop the platform until she made a splash-free entry into the water.
Her maiden Olympic gold medal came after she scored a 466.20, shattering the previous mark of 447.70. This Chinese Olympic diving champion joined the ranks of her country’s elite because she needed to help pay for her ailing mother’s treatment, which would have otherwise stretched their family’s budget to the breaking point.