Quan leads 1-2 Chinese finish in women's 10m platform at Tokyo Olympics

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-08-05 15:00
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Quan Hongchan in action. [Photo/Agencies]

TOKYO -- Chinese diver Quan Hongchan claimed her first gold medal with an overwhelming victory in the women's 10m platform event on Thursday, as she made her international competitive debut at the Tokyo Olympics at only 14.

After the five-round final, China witnessed a one-two finish, with Quan finishing first in 466.20 points, followed by her teammate Chen Yuxi in 425.40 points.

Quan, who is competing in her first Olympics, collected full mark in her three out of five dives, and led all the way to the end.

With the gold, China won the eighth Olympic gold medal in the women's 10m platform, and took all the golds in four women's diving events at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Meanwhile, China claimed gold in all women's diving events in the past four Olympic Games.

Melissa Wu won Australia the bronze with 371.40 points.

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