SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – China’s Chen Ruolin won her second gold medal of the world swimming championships yesterday when her compatriot Hu Yadan blew her penultimate dive to hand the Beijing Olympic champion the womens’ 10 metres platform diving title.
Chen, who combined with Wang Hao to win the 10 metres platform synchro gold earlier, scored 405.30 points, while Hu finished on 394.00 after scoring just 42.90 points in the fourth round of dives.
Hu had been in firm control of the competition until then.
Mexico’s Paolo Epinosa, who had won the title in Rome in 2009, took bronze (377.15).
The host country has now won all seven diving titles on offer so far at the outdoor pool at the Oriental Sports Centre, with just three more — the men’s and women’s three-metres springboard and men’s 10-metres platform — up for grabs.