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Chinese 14-year-old Quan scores top marks three times for gold

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Chinese 14-year-old Quan Hongchen scored top marks three times to secure an easy gold in the Olympic women’s diving 10 metre platform event. Quan received 96.00 on three dives in the final for a total of 466.20, meaning China have managed a golden sweep in women’s diving at Tokyo. Such was her superiority, she only need a dive of 5.8 to take gold on her last dive but instead pulled out all the stops for another maximum with a pike (back two and a half somersaults, one and a half twists). Compatriot Chen Yuxi took silver and Australia’s Melissa Wu bronze.

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