· Chinese divers have won a record five world titles in the women's 1m springboard, but they divers were beaten by Tania Cagnotto (ITA) at the most recent world championships in 2015.
· Only once, China failed to win consecutive gold medals in the women's 1m springboard as Irina Lashko (RUS/AUS) and Blythe Hartley (CAN) divided the world titles among them between 1998 and 2005 (both two).
· Cagnotto will not try to become the first ever diver to retain the world title in the women's 1 springboard as she has retired.
· In total, Chinese divers have claimed 16 medals in this event at the world championships, at least 11 more than any other country. Canadian divers follow with five, ahead of Russia (4) and Italy (3).
· Germany (2, S1-B1) is the only country with multiple medals in the women's 1m springboard without winning a single gold one.
· At each of the last four world championships, two of the three medals were claimed by Chinese divers - the last time they won only one medal was in 2007, when He Zi won ahead of Hartley and Yulia Pakhalina (RUS).
· Elena Bertocchi (ITA) is the reigning European champion in this event. Italy could become the second country to claim consecutive world titles in this event, after China (1991-1994, 2011-2013).
· Italy could also become the second country after China to claim a medal in this event at consecutive world championships.