China finishes 1-2 in women's 10-meter diving

July 21, 2011 - 6:30 AM
China World Swimming Championships

China's Chen Ruolin dives during the women's 10m Platform event, at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Chen Ruolin of China rallied to win the women's 10-meter title after her teammate's rare miss in the next-to-last round, giving the host country its seventh gold medal and 10th overall in the world championships.

Chen, the silver medalist two years ago in Rome, finished with 405.30 points. Hu Yadan overcame her mistake to earn five perfect 10s on her final dive and claim the silver with 394.00.

Defending champion Paola Espinosa of Mexico took the bronze with 377.15.

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SHANGHAI (AP) — China maintained its lead after the semifinal round of men's 3-meter diving at the world championships.

He Chong narrowly overtook teammate Qin Kai during the six-dive semifinal Thursday, reversing their order after the preliminaries. He totaled 523.50 points, while Qin was second with 523.25.

Ilya Zakharov of Russia was third at 470.50, followed by Julian Sanchez of Mexico with 467.15.

American Troy Dumais was fifth at 466.80.

The top 12 divers advanced to the final Friday.