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Chinese mixed duet triumphs at FINA Worlds in Kazan

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R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
25.07.2015, 16:11 Sport
15 mixed duets competed in the 10m platform at the Aquatics Palace today. Yajie Si and Xiaohu Tai finished on the top step of the podium.

The Chinese athletes took the lead right from the first dive. Due to their rich experience, they were able to maintain this position up until the end. Yajie Si already claimed the title at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona whereas Xiaohu Tai was first in the mixed synchronised dives at the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing. Back then he was performing with Lian Jie. During the final round, Canadian and Australian athletes were breathing down their necks. But they managed to keep their ground and grab the first ever gold in the mixed duet. Minami Itahashi, a 15-year-old athlete from Japan, was the youngest diver in this event.

FINA Worlds 2015. Diving.

Mixed. 10m synchro platform.

1. Yajie SI / Xiaohu TAI (CHN) – 350.88

2. Meaghan BENFEITO / Vincent RIENDEAU (CAN) – 309.66

3. Domonic BEDGGOOD / Melissa WU – 308.22

Aquatics Palace. July 25

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