A solid performance by Wolfram netted him gold in the men’s 3m springboard at the 2021 FINA Diving World Cup. In terms of Olympic qualification, all eligible athletes which reach the semi-finals qualified their nation to the games. The FINA Diving World Cup was held in Tokyo, Japan from May 1st to May 6th 2021.
The preliminary round was won by Great Britain’s Daniel Goodfellow whom held the lead after each of the six dives to finish with a total of 487.50 points. This was 9.30 points ahead of his compatriot James Heatly. The Olympic quotas were won by Germany (Martin Wolfram), France (Alexis Jandard), Spain (Alberto Arevalo), Mexico (Rodrigo Diego), New Zealand (Anton Down-Jenkins), Spain (Nicolas Garcia), Jamaica (Yona Knight-Wisdom), Dominican Republic (Jonathan Ruvalcaba), South Korea (Kim Yeong-nam), Ireland (Oliver Dingley), Canada (Thomas Ciprick) and Italy (Lorenzo Marsaglia).
Goodfellow again won the semi-finals where he held the overall lead in five out of six dives, finishing the round with 481.80 points. However, a disastrous fourth and sixth dives in the finals cost him a medal as he ultimately finished fifth. The event was won by Germany’s Martin Wolfram whom took the lead from Goodfellow after the fourth dive to win with a total of 467.75 points. Silver was won by Heatly (461.25) while bronze went to France’s Alexis Jandard (434.25 points).