China Wins Big In Synchronized Diving On Fourth Day Of World Championships

China’s Shi Tingmao - Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

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By Erin Keaveny, Swimming World Contributor.

China added two golds to their collection in today’s diving events. The day four final events started with women’s synchronized three-meter.

The winning team from China, made up of Shi Tingmao and Wang Han, put on a show for the judges and the world. The women received nines from the judges on every one of their dives, totaling to a final score of 342.0 points. The team stood in first for the entire competition.

This is China’s sixth gold medal in the six women’s events that have happened so far.

Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu also performed excellently, earning eights on every dive. The Canadian team held onto second place for the whole event and followed China by 30.9 points.

Paola Espinosa Sanchez and Melany Hernandez Torres from Mexico earned bronze.

Men’s synchronized ten-meter platform was the second event to take place.

China won big on the men’s side as well. Chen Aisen and Cao Yaun scored nines on all their dives alongside their teammates. They were not quite as dominant as the women’s team though, standing in second place after their fist dive.

Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev from Russia finished in second with a stellar performance, followed by Tom Daley and Matthew Lee from Great Britain.

Diving continues tomorrow with the three-meter and ten-meter team team events.


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