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China claim women's 10m platform victory in Athens
Updated: 2004-08-17 06:17

Lao Lishi and Li Ting cruised to the third diving gold for China Monday at the Olympic Games here as the pair of teenagers triumphed in the women's 10m synchronized platform event.

The pair of 17-year-olds jumped to the lead from the very beginning and held their advantage through the five rounds of dives to win on 352.14 points.

"I am so happy to win the Olympic gold. I was not nervous at all before the competition," said Li Ting.

"I will be relaxed when I am competing in the individual platform," She added.

Her partner Lao agreed as the pair of Olympic debutantes both qualified for the individual event.

"I won't have any burden on me when I am in the individual event," Lao said.

Russian pair Natalia Goncharova and Yulia Koltunova took silveron 340.92 points, while the bronze medal went to Canada's Blythe Hartley and Emilie Heymans in 327.78.





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