China’s Chen wins second diving gold at worlds

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.

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