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Wu, Shi win 3-meter synchro at World Championships

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-07-21 10:00

Wu, Shi win 3-meter synchro at World Championships
China's Wu Minxia (back) and Shi Tingmao compete in the women's 3-meter synchro at the world championships at the Piscines de Montjuic on Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]

BARCELONA, Spain - Chinese divers Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao won the 3-meter synchro gold medal at the FINA world championships at the Piscines de Montjuic on Saturday.

Wu and Shi had a total score of 338.40 points, considerably above the 307.80 points of the Italian pair Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape who won the silver medal on Saturday and were on the fourth position in London 2012.

Canada's Pamela Ware and Jennnifer Abel, who won silver in the Diving World Series in Guadalajara in 2013, took bronze with a total of 292.08 points on Saturday.

This is the sixth world title in the women's 3-meter synchronized springboard for Wu who won her first world championships medals in Barcelona 2003.

She took gold medals in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics.

Shi, who won women's 1-meter springboard at the 2011 Aquatics Championships, is replacing He Zi, with whom Wu had won the gold in last World Championships.

Diving competition is taking place at the Piscines de Montjuic from which people can gaze down on the whole city of Barcelona.

Diving competitions of World Championships 2003 and 1992 Olympic Games were also held at the Piscines de Montjuic, which has a capacity of 4,100 seats.

There are a total of 2,293 athletes in the World Swimming Championships this year and 252 of them are competing in diving.

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