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Qiu Bo wins world title in 10m platform final

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R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
02.08.2015, 20:50 Sport
The diving tournament of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan wrapped up tonight, creating a lot of buzz at the stands. Earning 587 points, a Chinese athlete became the world title holder in the men’s 10m platform event.

In the semifinal, Olympic medallist Qui Bo took the lead with the score of 577 points. His teammate fell almost 10 points behind. The third place in the standings was taken by Thomas Daley of Great Britain, who had already won gold with his partner in the mixed team event in Kazan.

A lot of experienced athletes were featured in the list of 12 finalists for the 10m platform competition: David Boudia (USA), Sascha Klein (GER), Domonic Bedggood (AUS). Russia, Mexico and China had double chances. The highest DD (4.1) dives were announced by two divers, Ivan Garcia Navarro and Yang Jian.

By getting 99 points for the first dive, David Boudia obviously showed himself to be the first and main contender for gold. Chinese divers Qiu Bo and Yang Jian were also on the same good track to the leadership. However, the American athlete looked confident enough and there was a good reason for that. David Boudia, the London 2012 Olympic champion, finished first according to the preliminaries results. On the other hand, he also mentioned that after his failure at Beijing 2008 he’s been paying more attention to the competition itself rather than to the fame and gold medal. By the middle of the event, Qiu Bo suddenly took the lead leaving the American athlete behind with the difference of only 2 points. The French diver moved to the third place but was shortly edged out by Thomas Daley from Great Britain. The successful last dive brought David Boudia closer to Qiu Bo, placing him second, whereas the third place was split between Thomas Daley and Ivan Garcia Navarro. Placings of the final three medallists on the podium were an obvious result of the athletes’ performance during all the rounds of the competition.

FINA Worlds 2015. Diving.

Men. 10m platform

1. QIU Bo (CHN) – 587.00

2. David BOUDIA (USA) – 560.20

3. Thomas DALEY (GBR) – 537.95

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