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Teens earn China's third gold
Wang Xin and Chen Ruolin won synchronized platform Tuesday, beating the field by more than 30 points. With the win, the Chinese diving team is three-for-three in gold medals in front of the home crowd. More...
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Amazing synch. The Chinese team partners are the same size, when they go even in slow motion they are in synch. [QUOTE] Teenagers Wang Xin and Chen Ruolin lived up to their status as favorites, winning the women's 10-meter synchronized platform title Tuesday and making the home team 3-for-3 in Olympic diving. Chen and Wang totaled 363.54 points in an event China has won since it was introduced at the 2000 Sydney Games. "They were amazing as always," U.S. diver Mary Beth Dunnichay said. Australia's Briony Cole and Melissa Wu took the silver at 335.16, while Mexico's Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz earned the bronze at 330.06. [/QUOTE] The US controversy after US Olympic Diving selection camp: [QUOTE] The U.S. finished fourth in women's 3-meter synchro springboard and fifth in men's 10-meter synchro platform. The Americans are trying to avoid a second consecutive medals shut out at the Olympics. After being chosen at a post-trials selection camp, Dunnichay and Ishimatsu survived a legal challenge from teammate Laura Wilkinson and her synchro partner Jessica Livingston. They sought to compete in 10-meter synchro, but an arbitrator sided with USA Diving's selection. "We were not thinking about that. We can't worry about anything outside of diving," Dunnichay said, adding they felt no extra pressure. "There's no proving anything. We're here. We did all we could." [/QUOTE]
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