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Men’s synchronized 10m platform preview: Field thick with competition

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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 -- 1/7 

Mexico -- 8/1 

Germany -- 9/1 

Russia -- 14/1 

Great Britain -- 14/1 

USA -- 18/1 

Ukraine -- 20/1 

Brazil -- 100/1


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



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 most lauded duos.


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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