Men 1m Springboard
China has won 10 of the last 11 gold medals in this event at the world aquatics championships. The exception was in 2005 when Alexandre Despatie (CAN) beat Xu Xiang (CHN) into second place. Xiang had won the gold medal in 2003.
Three years ago at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Wang Zongyuan (CHN) became the youngest gold medal winner in this event at age 17. Wang could become the second diver to retain his gold medal in this event after Li Shixin (CHN) in 2011 and 2013.
In this century, China has only failed to take two medals from this event in two editions. In 2013 gold went to China, silver to Ukraine and bronze to Mexico. In 2015 gold went to China, silver to Ukraine and bronze to United States.
China has 21 of the 39 medals (54%) that have been awarded in this event. That is their highest proportion of medals in any diving event at the world aquatics championships.
Moritz Wesemann (GER) won a bronze medal at the European junior championships in 2019 and a silver at the world junior championships in 2021, both in this event. He could become the first German diver to step on the podium since Pavlo Rozenberg (bronze in 2011).
Oleg Kolodiy (UKR) finished respectively sixth and seventh in this event at the last two world aquatics championships. Ukraine picked up two world championships medals in this event silver by Illya Kvasha in 2013 and 2015.
Woo Haram (KOR) finished fourth in this event at Gwangju 2019. He also won a bronze medal in this event at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. He could become the first non-Chinese diver from an Asian country to win a medal at this event at the world aquatics championships.
Yona Knight-Wisdom (JAM) won a silver medal in this event at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima. He was 10th in this event at Gwangju 2019. Knight-Wisdom is the only Jamaican diver that has competed at the world aquatics championships.
Jordan Rzepka (USA) and Greg Duncan (USA) could pick up the fifth world championships medal for United States in this event, after silver in 1991 and 1998, and bronze in 1994 and 2015 (Michael Hixon).
Jules Bouyer (FRA), the reigning world junior champion in this event, could be in contention in Budapest. Matthieu Rosset (FRA) is the only French male diver to win a medal at the world aquatics championship: gold alongside Laura Marino (FRA) in the mixed team event in 2017.
Women 10m Platform Synchro
China won this event the last 10 times it has been competed at the world aquatics championships, since Ukraine duo Olena Zhupina/Svitlana Serbina won the inaugural edition in 1998. Chen Ruolin (CHN) won five gold medals from 2007 to 2015. Liu Huixia (2), Chen's partner in 2013 and 2015, and Jian Tong (2), Chen's partner in 2007, are the other Chinese divers to win multiple gold medals in this event.
Zhang Jiaqi (CHN) can win multiple gold medals in this event after taking the gold medal in 2019 with Lu Wei (CHN). Zhang followed this up with a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with Chen Yuxi (CHN).
Zhang Jiaqi won a gold medal with Zhang Minjie (CHN) in this event at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, her first major championships gold medal in the 10m platform synchro event. This century, only Chinese divers have won gold in this event at the world aquatics championships, Olympic Games and Asian Games.
In 1998, Ukraine won the gold medal in this event, the only time a country other than China has won. China finished in silver medal position that year with Cai Yuyan and Li Chen missing out on gold by less than two points.
USA divers stood on the podium in this event in bronze medal position at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, through Samantha Bromberg and Katrina Young. United States then claimed a silver medal with different divers at Tokyo 2020: Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell. It is the first time they have stood on the podium at consecutive word aquatics championships and Olympic Games.
All of the USA's medals in this event have come at least 10 years apart (bronze in 1998, silver in 2009, bronze in 2019).
Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay have finished in fourth place in this event in the last two world aquatics championships (2017, 2019) and at Tokyo 2020. Benfeito and Roseline Filion won two silver medals and one bronze across five editions of the world aquatics championships (bronze in 2005, silver in 2013 and 2015). Benfeito retired in 2022, so McKay will compete with a new partner.
Pandelela Rinong (MAS, G0-S1-B3) has won four medals in this event at the world aquatics championships from 2001 to 2019.
Rinong is set to compete at her seventh world aquatics championships with Nur Dhabitah Sabri (MAS) after the pair won a gold medal at the 2022 South East Asian Games in Hanoi.
Great Britain's Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson finished sixth in this event at Gwangju 2019. Cheng could become the first British woman to win a medal at the world aquatics championships (in this or any event). Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch (4th) have the best finish at the championships in this event, achieved in 2011.
Christina Wassen (GER) and Tina Punzel (GER) finished in 12th place in this event at Gwangju 2019 and improved to fifth place at Tokyo 2020. Germany has won a medal in this event at the world aquatics championships in 2007 and 2011 (both bronze)
Only China (11) and Malaysia (4) have as many medals in this event at the world aquatics championships as Australia (4). Each of their four medals was a silver, the last one obtained in 2011 by Melissa Wu (AUS) and Alex Croak (AUS). Wu won a bronze medal in the women's individual 10m platform event at Tokyo 2022.