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China scoops 6 golds at Rio worlds

CHINA confirmed its strength in diving by winning six of the eight gold medals up for grabs at the Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

China’s presence on the podium was almost a daily occurrence within the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, one of the facilities to be used in the upcoming Rio Olympics in August.

China’s first gold in the competition came on Friday, the first day of the event, when Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia won the women’s synchronized 10 meters platform.

The second gold was won on Saturday in the women’s synchronized 3 meters springboard. Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia earned the medal.

The results in this category were exactly the same as in the 2015 World Championships held in Kazan, Russia, with Canada’s Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware winning the silver and Australians Samantha Mills and Esther Qin in third place.

On Sunday, Chen Aisen and Lin Yue took their place at the top of the podium after winning the men’s synchronized 10 meters platform.

Also on Sunday, the crowds saw Ren Qian, who celebrated her 15th birthday on Saturday, take the gold in the women’s 10 meters platform. Shi Tingmao won the women’s 3 meters springboard on Tuesday followed by teammate He Zi.

On the last day of the competition, China’s Qiu Bo won the men’s 10 meters platform followed by his teammate Chen Aisen.

There were only two male categories where the gold medal escaped China. The men’s synchronized 3 meters springboard was won by Germans Stephan Feck and Patrick Hausding.

However, China’s Cao Yuan and Qin Kai took the silver medal while Mexico (Jahir Ocampo Marroquin and Rommel Pacheco), considered to be Latin America’s strongest country in the sport, came in third place.

Rommel Pacheco also won the men’s 3 meters springboard. Pacheco, like all the other Mexican competitors, participated under the flag of the International Swimming Federation since the Mexican Federation was suspended from competitions in January due to breach of contract.

The silver medal went to Jamaican Yona Roshen Knight-Wisdom while Kristian Ipsen from the US took the bronze.

The competition served as a test event for the upcoming Olympic Games.


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