The youngest is 14, the oldest is 34. This group of standout divers will make the competition in Beijing fun to watch. The Chinese are the favorites, but they don't give the medals away, you have to earn them!
Alexandre Despatie won a silver medal on springboard in Athens, a silver at the 2007 World Diving Championships, and looks to be a contender for Beijing. A fractured ankle in April though, could open the door for others.
2. Wu Minxia
3. Guo Jingjing
A veteran of the Chinese team at the age of 26, Guo will retire after the Olympics. She boasts an impressive resume from her time on the international diving scene, a resume that includes four Olympic medals and eight world championships.
Australian Chantelle Newberry returns for her third Olympics, and hopes to repeat her gold medal performance in women's platform from Athens. She returns less than two years after giving birth to her second child with husband and fellow diver Robert Newbery.
Blythe Hartley was Canada's first world champion and is an Olympic bronze medalist on synchronized platform from Athens. She returns to the Olympics in search of an Olympic medal in individual springboard.
The most accomplished diver in Olympic history, Dmitri will compete in his final Olympics with a chance to earn his eighth Olympic medal at the age of 34. The one medal missing from his collection - springboard gold!
Prior to the Olympics in 2004, Heymans was considered a medal favorite on platform but finished fourth. She returns in 2008 with hopes for an individual Olympic title.
Yulia Pakhalina has three Olympic medals, and she is coming back for more. This 29-year-old veteran who trains in the U.S., will compete on springboard for Russia.