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Friday, August 22, 2008

Chinese diver Chen Ruolin crowned in 10m platform

Chen Ruolin of China dives during women's 10m platform final of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China, August 21, 2008. Chen Ruolin won the gold medal of the event.(Xinhua Photo)

China recaptured the women's 10m platform title at the Beijing Olympic Games with teenager diver Chen Ruolin on top podium on Thursday.

Chen, 15, newly crowned 10m platform synchro champion with partner Wang Xin, claimed the gold in 447.70 points,while Emilie Heymans of Canada took the silver in 437.05.

Wang, 16, winner of the event in Melbourne World Championships in 2007, took the bronze in 429.90.

Chinese diver Chen Ruolin displays her medal after the awarding ceremony of women's 10m platform at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 21, 2008. Chen claimed the title in the event with a score of 447.70 points

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