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China takes 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze on day 3

07-31-2012 07:53 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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On Day 3 of the London Olympics, a total of 12 gold medals were dished out. China took 3 golds bringing the total to 9.

The first gold medal today came in the Synchronized men's 10m platform.

The pair Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan took the gold with a score of 486.78 after 6 dives.

Cao Yuan/Zhang Yanquan (front) of China compete during men's synchronised 10m platform
event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 30, 2012. The Chinese
divers claimed the title of this event with 486.78. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

Cao and Zhang, aged 17 and 18, were diving at their first Olympics.

In weightlifting. China's Li Xueying won a second weightlifting gold , breaking two Olympic records to take the women's 58 kilogram weight division.

The 22-year-old snatched 108kg and registered a total of 246kg, surpassing the previous Olympic record of 244kg.

Gold Medalist Li Xueying of China poses for pictures during the victory ceremony
of women's weightlifting 58kg competition, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London,
Britain, on July 30, 2012. Li Xueying of China won gold medal with a new Olympic
record of 246kg. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

Li also tied the clean-and-jerk Olympic record of 138kg. Li's success earned China its third consecutive gold in the Olympic women's 58kg category.

In the men's Artistic Gymnastics team event, China took the day's third gold medal with a total score of just under 276 points.

The team performed extremely well during the final without a single major mistake.

Chinese gymnasts celebrate after winning in Gymnastics Artistic men's team final
contest, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on July 30, 2012. The
Chinese team won gold medal. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

China has won the last 5 world titles, and now has gone 8 years without losing at a major competition.

In the pool, China's Olympic champion Sun Yang and his long-time South Korean rival Park Tae Hwan shared silver medals at an enticing 200m freestyle race.

Sun was just crowned an Olympic champion two days ago in the 400m freestyle. He was the first male Chinese swimmer to claim an Olympic gold.

And in the women's individual epee, China's Sun Yujie took the bronze.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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