Nation: Russian Federation
DOB: July 18, 1991
Career Highlights: Minibaev figures to be among the top medal contenders in London in the 10m platform diving competition after earning silver
medals in that event at two major international competitions already this year. He placed second to China's Qui Bo at the
FINA World Cup at the London Aquatic Center in February, and was runner-up to Great Britain's Tom Daley in the European championships
in the Netherlands in May. The diminutive Minibaev could also contend for a medal in the men's synchronized platform event,
where he pairs with fellow Russian standout Ilya Zakharov.
Olympic History: 2008