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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Latest Medal Count

Posted by Anup Baral August 10th, 2016 :
Wu Minxia of China has become the first five-time Olympic diving gold medalist. She and teammate Shi Tingmao took the gold in the women’s synchronized 3m springboard event in Rio on Sunday. She is also the woman who holds most Olympic diving medals and the oldest woman to win an Olympic diving gold medal. She’s 30.
Chen Aisen and Lin Yue made it a perfect two-for-two for China in Olympic diving on Monday afternoon, running away with the gold medal in the men's synchronized 10m platform event at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center in Rio de Janeiro. American's David Boudia and Steele Johnson turned in a strong performance to score 457.11 points and secure the silver medal, but China finished nearly 40 points ahead with an Olympic record score of 496.98. Great Britain's Thomas Daley and Daniel Goodfellow narrowly edged Germany's Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein on their final dive to secure the bronze medal by 6.03 points.

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