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Chinese duo win 10m synchro platform gold

06-06-2010 13:42 BJT

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Chinese divers expected to dominate the Diving World Cup in Changzhou, Jiangsu province on Saturday. But one of the country's best faced a struggle to capture her third straight title in the women's 3-meter springboard.

Wu Minxia and He Zi staged a personal duel from the board. This is the same movement from both athletes, a somersault 3-and-a-half pike. He Zi totaled 79.05 points after the the second round. But Wu Minxia failed to perform in the third round. Her jump was not high enough and she only scored 54.25 points to slip to 4th place. He Zi led from the first round and claimed the title with 395.55 points, 24.40 points better than runner-up Wu Minxia.

Meanwhile, in the men's 10m synchronized platform: Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan went into the final as the top duo after the semi-final round. The pair put on a near-flawless performance to clinch the title. Cao and Zhang cruise to the championship in Changzhou.

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