Event Preview: Men’s 10m Platform

24th April 2014

There is plenty of depth in the field for the men’s 10m Platform to challenge the likes of Olympic champion David Boudia and former world champion Tom Daley.

Projected Start List

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Boudia became a star in USA after gold on his last visit to the Aquatics Centre at London 2012 when he won in dramatic style, scoring 102.60 with his last dive to take the title.

Incredibly, the American is yet to win individual gold at World Series level - his best effort being silvers in 2008, 2010 and 2012 – but after a slow start to his season with a sixth place finish in Beijing, Boudia showed signs of improvement with bronze in Dubai.

Daley's only World Series appearance last year resulted in gold in Edinburgh

Daley finished third behind Boudia last time he competed at London Aquatics Centre and the Brit has also reached the podium already this season with bronze in Beijing.

The 19-year old’s only World Series appearance last year resulted in gold in Edinburgh and he will be hoping for a similar result in front of a home crowd again.

World Series rookie Dan Goodfellow is the second British diver in action and the 17-year old will be targeting an improvement on his 308.70 for ninth on his debut in Dubai last time out.

China’s two main Platform divers Cao Yuan and Qiu Bo are both absent from London but Chen Aisen is a promising replacement, the 18-year old having won two silvers and a bronze in three appearances on last year’s World Series. China's second diver Yang is competing at his first World Series event in London but the 19-year old has won gold on the FINA Grand Prix circuit including Rostock earlier this season.

Russia’s Victor Minibaev – who finished fourth at London 2012 – is the only man in the field aside from Daley to have topped the podium in this event at World Series level, his victory coming at the previous leg this season in Dubai.

Germany’s Sascha Klein knows what it takes to reach the World Series podium and won bronze at last year’s World Championships while Mexican pair Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez both won individual World Series medals last season.

Belarus’ Vadim Kaptur makes his World Series debut in London while Ukraine’s Oleksandr Bondar will be aiming to make the next step after reaching his first individual finals with fifth place finishes in both Beijing and Dubai this season.

  • Start list is provisional and may be subject to changes.

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