Barcelona 2013

Diving, Day 1: Wu and Shi win 3m synchro title

BCN2013 - Diving

Olympic champion Minxia Wu won an unprecedented sixth world Chinese Wu & Shi, winners of the women's 3m synchronised springboard - credit: Giorgio Perottino/Deepbluemedia title when she partnered Tingmao Shi to China’s seventh successive triumph in the event at the FINA World Championships.

Wu, individual 3m springboard world champion in 2011 and Olympic champion in 2012, and reigning 1m springboard world title-holder Shi amassed 338.40 points from their five final dives to secure victory by more than 30 points ahead of newly crowned European champions Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape of Italy (307.80), with Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware of Canada coming through for bronze in the last round (292.08). Cagnotto and Dallape led narrowly after the first round but their Chinese rivals took over in the second and stretched inexorably away.


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