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China, as expected, wins 2 more diving gold medals at University Games

China, as expected, wins 2 more diving gold medals at University Games

China continues to prove it is the clear world leader in diving, dominating the sport at the World University Games.
Less than five months after Chinese divers won nine of 10 gold medals at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia, the country is doing similar in Bangkok.
On Friday, 2004 Athens Olympic gold medalist Lao Lishi won the women's 10-meter platform and Peng Bo and Luo Yutong finished one-two in the men's 3-meter springboard. That followed up Zhang Xinhua's win Thursday in the men's 1-meter event.
Lao finished with 388.00 points, well ahead of second-place finisher Paola Espinosa of Mexico (363.70). Mai Nakagawa of Japan took the bronze.
Peng, who finished fourth in the 3-meter springboard at the Montreal world championships in 2005, scored 486.25 points Friday. Luo took the silver with 474.10 and Roumel Pacheco of Mexico the bronze with 434.05.
Only Noemi Batki of Italy _ in the women's 1-meter springboard Wednesday _ has broken the Chinese monopoly. There are six more golds to be handed out in diving in Bangkok.
The dive wins have helped China, which will host the Beijing Olympics in less than a year, move past Russia and into first place in the gold medal race at the University Games.
In an early basketball game Friday, the United States men's team beat Israel 63-57 to finish in ninth place. Lithuania plays Serbia in the men's gold final on Saturday, the final day of the Games.
Gold medal games were scheduled in soccer later Friday _ North Korea vs. Russia in women's and Ukraine against Italy in the men's. Unbeaten Canada and Taiwan will play for the women's softball gold.


Updated : 2021-10-16 04:49 GMT+08:00