The competition has three phases. Each phase consists of six dives for men. A random draw is made in advance to decide the order in which athletes dive. A panel of seven judges assesses each dive, giving a score out of 10.
After the preliminary round, the best 18 divers in each event progress to the semi-final. Athletes dive in reverse order of their scores in the preliminary round, with the highest scoring athlete diving last.
The best 12 divers from the semi-final in each event progress to the final. Again they dive in phases and in reverse order of their scores in the semi-final, with the highest-placed diver going last.
The scores achieved in the final are the ones that determine the medals. The diver with the highest total score takes the gold.
Find out more about the Men's 10m Platform Diving competition at the Olympic Games on the International Olympic Committee website.