Chen Aisen wins China's 7th diving gold at Rio

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/8/21 6:56:16

China's 20-year-old diver Chen Aisen scored a highest 108.00 points in his last dive to win the men's 10-meter platform at the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday.

It's China's first gold medal in the event since the 2004 Athens Games where Hu Jia clinched the title.

Chen became the first Chinese diver to win both the men's individual and synchronized platform titles at Olympic Games.

"I didn't think too much in the final, but I have expected to win the two gold medals, actually it is my goal," said Chen, runner-up of the event at the World Cup on February.

"I tried to focus on my dives," he said, adding he was not affected by Qiu Bo's bad performance.

Qiu, winner of the event at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships and 2016 World Cup, made mistakes in his second and fifth dives and only finished sixth in the final.

Chen finished with 585.30 points to beat Mexico's German Sanchez by 52.60 points in the final event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. David Boudia of the United States, defending champion of the event, took bronze with 525.25 points.

China has won seven out of a possible eight diving gold medals at the Rio Games.

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