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Women’s individual 10m platform preview: China passes torch to youth

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The Time

The women's individual 10m platform event spans two days and begins on Wednesday, Aug. 17:

          Preliminary -- 2pm ET on Wednesday, Aug. 17

          Semifinal -- 9am ET on Thursday, Aug. 18

          Final -- 5pm ET on Thursday, Aug. 18

The Format

Individual Olympic diving events consist of a preliminary round, a semifinal and a final split over multiple days. 

Each diver performs five different optional dives in each round. There is no limit to the total degree of difficulty, but all five groups of dives -- forward, backward, reverse, inward and twisting -- must be represented at least once. Scores do not carry over from round to round.

The top 18 competitors in the preliminary round move on to the semifinal and compete in reverse order. If there is a tie for 18th, both divers advance.

In the semifinal, the top 12 divers advance to the final and compete in reverse order based on point total.

Medals are awarded to the three divers with the highest score in the final round.

The Odds

Ren Qian (CHN) -- 20/23 

Si Yajie (CHN) -- 5/2 

Kim Kuk-hyang (PRK) -- 11/2 

Melissa Wu (AUS) -- 19/2 

Pandelela Rinong Pamg (MAS) -- 11/1 

Tonia Couch (GBR) -- 33/1 

Roseline Filion (CAN) -- 33/1 

Amy Cozad (USA) -- 40/1 

Laura Marino (FRA) -- 40/1 

Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) -- 40/1 

Alejandra Orozco (MEX) -- 40/1 

Song Nam-hyang (PRK) -- 40/1 

Maria Kurjo (GER) -- 50/1 

Noemi Batki (ITA) -- 50/1 

Minami Itahashi (JPN) -- 66/1 

Nur Dhabitah Sabri (MAS) -- 66/1 

Paola Espinosa (MEX) -- 66/1 

Ekaterina Petukhova (RUS) -- 66/1 

Yulia Prokopchuk (UKR) -- 66/1

Odds as of Aug. 6 courtesy betting website Bovada.lv.

The Americans

Jessica Parratto (22)

Katrina Young (24)

The Key Storylines

North Korea's Kim Kuk-hyang became her coutry's first ever aquatic gold medal winner in a world championship in 2015. But 15-year-old Ren Qian from China has been this event's most consistent compititor over the past year. Ren surpassed 23-year-old countrywoman Chen Ruolin, who is undefeated in four Olympic events (two golds in 2008 and two golds in 2012).

The Reigning Medalists

2012 gold -- China's Chen Ruolin

2012 silver -- Australia's Brittany Broben 

2012 bronze -- Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong

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