BEIJING, China, August 21. CHINA has been toying with the competition during diving at the Water Cube in Beijing. Overall, China has gone seven out of seven and will be looking for a Phelpsian eighth gold tomorrow in the men's platform.
Chen Ruolin of China earned gold with 447.70 points, holding off Canada's Emilie Heymans. Heymans took silver just 10.65 points behind with a 437.05-point tally. Wang Xin gave China bronze with a total of 429.90 points.
Laura Wilkinson of the U.S. concluded her remarkable career with a ninth-place total of 311.80. Wilkinson won gold in the 2000 Olympics and came into Beijing looking for another win.
"It wasn't the meet of my dreams and wasn't the ending I wanted, but I wouldn't trade (these last four years) for anything," Wilkinson told USA Diving.