· Chinese divers have won eight of the 11 world titles in the men's 1m springboard at the FINA World Championships. The exceptions are Edwin Jongejans (NED) in 1991, Evan Stewart (ZIM) in 1994 and Alexandre Despatie (CAN) in 2005.
· Illya Kvasha (UKR), who won this event a record seven times at the European championships including in 2017, finished in second place in the men's 1m springboard at the last two world championships.
· He could join David Boudia (USA, men's 10m platform) and Ilya Zakharov (RUS) and Evgeniy Kuznetsov (RUS, men's 3m springboard synchro) as the only divers (men/women) to have finished in second place in a specific event at three consecutive FINA World Championships.
· Both Boudia and Zakharov and Kuznetsov were beaten on all three occasions by Chinese divers.
· Coming into these world championships, no diver representing Ukraine has won more than two medals.
· Only one Chinese diver finished on the podium in this event at the last two world championships. Only once, they failed to claim two medals in the men's 1m springboard at three consecutive world championships: between 1991 and 1998.
· All world champions in the men's 1m springboard were aged between 19 and 25 years.
· Besides China (17), only three countries have claimed multiple medals in this event at the world championships: United States (4), Germany (2) and Ukraine (2) - none of those three countries has won a gold medal in the men's 1m springboard.
· United States collected a medal at each of the first three world championships this event was staged, but has won only one medal at the last eight tournaments: a bronze one by Michael Hixon (USA) in 2015.