Women’s synchronized springboard preview: Wu Minxia targets records

Women's synchronized springboard preview


Event Time
The women’s synchronized 3m springboard event is the first event of the 2016 Rio Olympics diving slate, beginning Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3pm ET.

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 — 1/14
Canada — 12/1
Italy — 14/1
Australia — 16/1
Great Britain — 28/1
Malaysia — 50/1
Germany — 50/1
Brazil — 125/1
The Americans

The United States failed to qualify in this event.

The Key Storylines
A gold medal for China’s Wu Minxia, who has won gold in all four Olympic event that she has entered, would earn her five different Olympic diving records, including the most diving gold medals by an individual.

The Reigning Medalists
2012 gold — China’s Wu Minxia & He Zi
2012 silver — USA’s Abby Johnston & Kelci Bryant
2012 bronze — Canada’s Emilie Heymans & Jennifer Abel

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