He Zi
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BARCELONA, Spain, July 27. MORE than a decade since it last occurred, China's He Zi swept the women's one-meter and three-meter springboard individual events with a win in the three-meter event during diving at the FINA World Championships.

He dominated throughout the five-dive list, and had built up enough of a lead that she still won by nearly 30 points with 383.40 points even after scuffling during her final dive. With her pair of gold medals, He match compatriot Gao Min, who accomplished the springboard sweep 12 years ago.


"It?s my first gold medal in the 3 m springboard so I am very happy," He said. "However, I?m not completely satisfied with my execution and I know that I could have done it better."

China's Wang Han finished with a silver after amassing 356.25 points, while Canada's Pamela Ware earned herself a bronze with 350.25 points.

"I really didn't expect it. I was a bit nervous for four out of the five dives because this morning they weren't going as I wanted," Ware said.

Heading into the final day of competition, China has now won eight golds, three silvers and two bronzes so far in diving.

Meanwhile, USA's David Boudia put on a show in the men's 10-meter platform semifinal round to lead all divers with 534.40 points, while Mexico's Ivan Garcia (522.60) and Germany's Sascha Klein (505.85) qualified second and third. Qiu Bo was the top qualifying man from China with a sixth-ranked 457.55.



Results: FINA World Championships, Diving: Day Eight