Event Preview: Women’s Platform

15th April 2013

Following the withdrawal of Olympic, World Championship, World Cup and World Series champion, China’s Chen Ruolin, the stage is set for a new champion in Edinburgh.

Projected Start List (updated 21.04.13)

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Australia’s Brittany Broben sprung one of the biggest surprises of the diving events at London 2012, winning 10m Platform bronze as a 16-year old Olympic debutante.

She is making her World Series debut this season and finished fourth at the opening two legs in Beijing and Dubai respectively, her top score of 369.80 coming from the final in Dubai.

Commonwealth champion Pandelela Rinong Pamg became Malaysia’s first ever female Olympic medallist when she landed bronze at London 2012 and has already scored a World Series medal this year with bronze in Beijing.

Yulia Koltunova is the only other competitor to have medalled this season, the Russian winning the first individual World Series medal of her career with bronze in Dubai.

Tonia Couch has achieved recent success with synchro partner Sarah Barrow but as an Olympic (2008) and World Championship (2009, 2011) finalist, the Brit is no stranger to world class competition in the individual event.

The same cannot be said of China’s two entries, 14-year old Si Yajie, who will make her World Series debut in Edinburgh, and 15-year old Liu Huixia, who won 10m Synchro gold at the opening two legs of this season's World Series.

Si arguably has the stronger record in the individual platform. She has won twice at FINA Grand Prix level in the past two seasons (Madrid 2012, Rostock 2013) and is reigning world junior champion in the Group B age category.

Italy’s Noemi Batki and Mexico’s Alejandra Orozco will both be looking to reach the individual final for the first time in this year’s World Series while Canada's Carol-Ann Ware and Mexico's Carolina Mendoza will compete individually for the first time at this level.

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

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