Russia's Dimitry Dives Out
Christina 123 | August 19, 2008 at 03:46 pmby
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Dmitri Sautin - the old man of the diving board, came to Beijing to try to win just one more medal before retiring. Sadly he only achieved fourth place, behind the unstoppable up and coming young Chinese divers, which is no disgrace.
One Last Medal: The one missing item in the Dmitri’s resume is a springboard gold medal. It is the reason that he has returned to compete in 2008. Even at the age of 34, he can still compete with the best - a silver in synchro at the 2008 FINA World Cup, bronze on springboard at the 2007 World’s, and gold at the 2008 European Championships on both will attest to that. Three Teams, Same Result: Dmitri has competed under three international banners, but it has never affected his performance. At his first international competition in 1991, he competed as a member of the Soviet Union earning silver on platform. At the 1992 Olympic Games, he competed as a member of the Unified Team, earning a bronze medal. From 1996 to 2004, he competed for Russia in the Olympics, earning six medals. Dmitry’s Stats:
- Height: 5 ft. 9 in.
- Age: 34
- Birthdate: March 1, 1974
- Hometown: Voronezh, Russia
- World Championship Medals (9): 1994 Platform Gold, Three-meter Springboard Silver; 1998 Platform Gold, Three-meter Springboard Gold; 2001 Three-meter Springboard Gold, Synchronized Springboard Bronze; 2003 Synchronized Springboard Gold, Three-meter Springboard Bronze; 2007 Three-meter Springboard Bronze
- Olympic Medals: 1992 Springboard Bronze; 1996 Platform Gold; 2000 Synchronized Platform Gold, Synchronized Springboard Silver, Platform Bronze; Springboard Bronze; 2004 Springboard Bronze
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