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Chinese divers continued their dominance in World Swimming Championship

Zhang Jiaqi and Lu Wei won the women’s 10-meter platform synchro event at the world swimming championships on Sunday as Chinese divers continued their dominance by claiming their fifth straight gold medal.

Competing at their first world event, Zhang and Lu dominated the event from the onset, winning with 345.24 points.

“It was the first worlds for both of us, we were very nervous indeed. We encouraged each other before and after each dive. That helped us a lot,” the 15-year-old Zhang said.

“We had two big mistakes in the easy dives this morning, so we took time to check out the problems through watching video. We improved in the final and we won the championship.”

(With input from agencies)


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