China Dominates FINA Diving World Series, Sweeps All Golds

NANJIN, China, September 18. ALREADY having won all the golds at both the Sheffield, England and Mexico City stops, the Chinese completed their total domination of the FINA Diving World Series with a gold-medal sweep in front of a partisan crown in Nanjin, China.

In the men's individual events, Chong He claimed the three-meter title with 556.55 points, while Luxin Zhou tallied 582.40 points to win the 10-meter. Kai Qin (555.45) and Canada's Alexandre Despatie (523.30) finished second and third in the three-meter, while Yue Lin (575.70) and Russia's Dimitri Dobroskok (461.20) took silver and bronze in the 10-meter.

For the women, Jingjing Guo won the three-meter with 413.60 points, while Ruolin Chen earned the 10-meter gold with 443.50 points. Minxia Wu (383.10) and Russia's Yuliya Pakhalina (332.30) took second and third in the three-meter, while Xin Wang (432.55) and Mexico's Paola Espinoza (400.85) did the same in the 10-meter event.

In three-meter synchro, Kai Qin and Feng Wang won the men's with 471.45 points, while Cuba's team of Jorge Betancourt and Erick Fornaris took second with 424.68 points. Canada's pair of Alexandre Despatie and Arturo Miranda finished third with 411.06 points. Minxia Wu and Jingjing Guo picked up the women's titles with 352.50 points, while Russia's Anastasia Pozdyakova and Yuliya Pakhalina took second with 327.52 points and Australia's Sharleen Stratton and Briony Cole earned bronze with 313.14 points.

In 10-meter synchro events, Yue Lin and Liang Huo captured gold for China with 487.80 points, while Cuba's team of Jose Guerra Oliva and Erick Fornaris earned second with 447.12 points. The United States' team of Thomas Finchum and David Boudia took third with 427.68 points. For the women, Xin Wang and Ruolin Chen won with 353.46 points, while Australia's Melissa Wu and Briony Cole took second with 340.56 points and Canada's Emilie Heymans and Marie-Eve Marleau rounded out the top three with 339.90 points.

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