Men’s 10m Platform Kim Young-Taek 7th-Jae-Kyung Lee 9th
South Korean women’s diving sensation Kim Soo-ji (25-Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall) narrowly missed out on a
medal in the 3-meter springboard at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.A
Kim finished fourth in the women’s 3-meter springboard final with a combined score of 288.85 points in periods
one through five on Thursday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
She trailed Mikami Sakaya (JPN), who won bronze with 304.65 points, by 15.80 points.
In the third period, Kim performed a difficulty level 2.8, 205C routine that required her to “dive backwards and
do two and a half laps in a tuck with her knees folded, holding the underside of her legs,” and jumped to third place with a score of 57.40.
However, in the fourth period, she made a mistake on her 305B, difficulty 3.0, which required her to “jump up
with her back to the pool and do two and a half laps in a pike with her legs crossed and her arms holding her
legs,” earning a score of 54.00 and dropping to fourth place.
Jumped to third place with a 66.00 on her difficulty 3.0 “dive backwards into the pool and do two and a half laps
in a pike position” in the fifth period, and a 71.40 in the final sixth period sealed the bronze medal.
No South Korean athlete has won a medal in the women’s 3-meter springboard event, which has been an Asian Games event since 1954 in Manila.
Kim raised expectations with a third-place finish in the preliminaries, but faltered in the final to miss out on a medal.
Kim finished the event with two bronze medals (1-meter springboard and 3-meter springboard with synchronized).
Her teammate Park Ha-rim (26-Gwangju Metropolitan Sports Association) finished seventh with 243.90 points.
Chen Yiwen (CHN), who won back-to-back women’s 3-meter springboard titles at the Budapest 2022 and
Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships, took gold with 382.00 points. This is the second time she has won the synchronized 3-meter springboard at this event.
Chang Yani (CHN),
Who shared the gold medal with Chen Yiwen in the synchronized 3-meter springboard, took silver with 350.25 points.
In the men’s 10-meter platform final, Kim Young-taek (KOR) finished seventh out of 12 with a total of 376.65 points from periods one through six.
After finishing fourth in the men’s 1-meter springboard, Kim finished the competition without a medal.
His teammate Lee Jae-kyung (Gwangju Sports Federation) finished ninth with 369.00 points.
Lee, who won silver in the synchronized 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform and bronze in the 3-meter
springboard individual event, failed to add to her medal tally.
China also swept the gold and silver medals in the men’s 10-meter platform.
Yang Hao won gold with 554.35 points, while Bai Yuming took silver with 495.55 points.
The bronze medal went to RIKUTO TAMAI (JPN) with 480.50 points.
Korean Diving finished the competition with two silver and four bronze medals.
This is the most medals for Korean diving at a single Asian Games. It surpasses the previous tally of five from
Jakarta-Palembang 2018 (2 silver, 3 bronze) and Incheon 2014 (1 silver, 4 bronze).
China continued its dominance of the diving events, winning 10 gold medals. It also won six silver medals. 19가이드03