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China continues to dominate


Wu adds another gold to her collection

China is on target to win all 10 gold medals


GUANGZHOU: China claimed its fifth and sixth diving gold medals of the Asian Games on Wednesday, keeping it firmly on course for total domination in the competition.

The all-powerful Chinese took gold and silver in both the men's and women's one-metre springboard with Malaysia capturing the two bronzes.

In the women's section, Wu Minxia, the celebrated two-time Olympic champion, added yet another gold medal to her impressive haul.

Better known as ‘Diving Queen' Guo Jingjing's partner on the 3m synchronised board, Wu successfully defended her title with a tally of 326.15 points.

Asked whether she was poised to finally step out of Guo's shadow — the world's most successful female diver is not in Guangzhou and has hinted strongly at retirement — Wu said: “I am going my own way.

“Guo Jingjing began diving earlier than me and she sets a good example. I think what I should learn most is her spirit of winning gold medals.”

Compatriot Zheng Shuangxue took silver with 303.90 points ahead of Malaysia's Cheong Jun Hoong with 271.60.

He tops

In the men's event, China's He Min topped the scoreboard with 481.20 points, followed by compatriot Qin Kai with 451.20 and Malaysian Yeoh Ken Nee (391.10).

“Before the competition I thought I'd only get second place, I didn't think I'd get gold,” said He.

“My next goal is the World championships and the 2012 London Olympics,” He added.

China is on target to bag all 10 gold medals.

The nation's elite divers dominated the podium at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with seven of the eight gold medals on offer there. — AFP

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