MELBOURNE, Australia, March 21. CHINA swept gold and silver in the men's one-meter final competition at the FINA World Championships held in Melbourne, Australia.
Luo Yutong put together a 477.40 tally from his dive list that included three 80-plus dives for gold. He nailed an 81.00 on his first dive (a reverse 1.5 somersault with 2.5 twists from free). He also notched 86.70 points on his fifth dive (an inward 2.5 somersault from the pike position) as well as 82.50 points on his final dive (a forward 3.5 somersault from the pike position).
His teammate He Chong took silver with 469.85 points, even though he threw the best dive of finals with 90.75 points on his third dive (a forward 3.5 somersault from the pike position).
Italy's Christopher Sacchin claimed bronze with 441.40 points, while Chris Colwill of the U.S. placed fourth with 432.10 points.
Other finalists included Ukrainian Illya Kvasha (fifth, 414.90) and Russian Artem Lvov (sixth, 393.15).