Men’s synchronized 10m platform preview: Plenty of competition

Men’s synchronized 10m platform preview

USA Olympics Diving Steele Johnson David Boudia

The Time
The men’s synchronized 10m platform event takes place at 3pm ET on Monday, Aug. 8.

The Format
Synchronized diving events are direct finals with no preliminary or semifinal round.
Each team will perform five dives. The medalists will be determined based on the five dives performed by each team.

The Odds
China — 2/13
Mexico — 8/1
Germany — 9/1
Russia — 14/1
USA — 16/1
Great Britain — 16/1
Ukraine — 22/1
Brazil — 80/1

Odds courtesy betting website

The Americans
David Boudia (27) and Steele Johnson (20)

The Key Storylines
The men’s synchronized platform event is expected to be one of the most competitive diving events of the Rio Olympics with seven of the eight teams showing the potential to win a medal. China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue and Germany’s Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein are among the pairs that could give the United States trouble.

The Reigning Medalists
2012 gold — China’s Zhang Yanquan & Cao Yuan
2012 silver — Mexico’s German Sanchez & Ivan Garcia
2012 bronze — USA’s David Boudia & Nick McCrory

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