China takes gold, silver in women’s 3m springboard; USA’s Johnston 12th
China’s dominance in diving at the Rio Olympics continued Sunday, as their athletes took gold and silver in the women’s 3m springboard diving competition.
Shi Tingmao took gold and He Zi the silver, matching the results they produced at the FINA Diving World Cup in Rio back in February. Taking bronze was Italy’s Tania Cagnotto, who finished fifth at the Diving World Cup. The medal winners were also the top three finishers at last year’s world championships in Kazan, Russia, in the exact same order.
Shi combined with Wu Minxia to take gold in the women’s synchronized 3m springboard last Sunday, giving her two Olympic gold medals in these games. Shi finished with a total of 406.05 points, with He having 387.90 and Cagnotto 372.80.
Shortly after the medal ceremony He was proposed to by boyfriend, Qin Kai, and she said yes.
American Abigail Johnston struggled throughout the final, finishing 12th with 302.85 points.