China’s Chen Yuxi, Quan Hongchan Go 1-2 In Women’s 10-Meter

Yuxi Chen of China competes in the 10m Platform Women preliminary during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Fukuoka Prefectural Pool in Fukuoka (Japan), July 18th, 2023.
Chen Yuxi; Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

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China’s Chen Yuxi, Quan Hongchan Go 1-2 In Women’s 10-Meter

Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan added to the pile of Chinese medals in the women’s 10-meter platform at the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

Chen scored 457.85 points to hold off a charge by her teammate. Quan took home silver by more than 100 points with her score of 445.60.

Chen’s lead reached its apex after three rounds, up by 17.10 points. Quan delivered the best dive of the fourth and fifth round, including an all-10s effort on her 207C that scored 99.00 points. But Chen tallied 97.35 points in that round to keep Quan from making up too much ground.

With the medals, China is 9-for-9 in gold medals. They’ve added three minor medals (two silvers and one bronze). Chen and Quan paired to win 10-meter synchro.

Caeli McKay of Canada grabbed bronze. Four different divers occupied that final podium position at some point, but McKay delivered the best dive of the non-Chinese contingent in the sixth and final round, scoring 76.80 points on her 5235B. That raised her tally to 340.25 points and allowed her to hop past Spain’s Ana Carvajal, who slipped from third to eighth in the final round.

McKay was third after three rounds, but her fourth-round 207C earned only 44.55 points, dropping her to fourth. Mexico’s Gabriela Agundez was doomed by a poor fourth-round dive, the 12th-best of the 12 finalists for 34.65 points. Carvajal had the worst dive of the final found, well-executed by a low degree of difficult on her 5231D to score just 47 points.

Fifth place went to Great Britain’s Lois Toulson, who had earned silver in synchro, with 319.30. American Delaney Schnell, a synchro bronze-winner, was sixth.

China’s dominance seems set to continue. Wang Zongyuan and Long Daoyi qualified first and second, respectively, in 3-meter men’s springboard semifinals. Wang scored 546.25, Long 495.80. Wang and Long won gold in 3-meter men’s synchro.

Trying to break the deadlock is Great Britain’s Daniel Goodfellow, who was third in semis after being second in prelims. Osmar Olvera of Mexico was fourth. Americans Andrew Capobianco and Tyler Downs made the final in ninth and 10th, respectively.

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