China won both diving gold medals on offer in the synchronised events at the Asian Games on Monday.
New women’s pairing Wang Han and Shi Tingmao scored 315.60 points and claimed gold in synchronised three-metre springboard event.
Malaysia’s Yan Yee Ng and Mun Yee Leong (279.90) took silver and Japanese pair of Mai Nakagawa and Sayaka Shibusawa (277.50) could not finish well and had to settle for bronze.
Yang Liguang and Zhou Luxin then combined well in the men’s synchronised 10-metre platform to clinch second gold for China with 486.57 points.
Malaysia’s Bryan Nickson Lomas and Tze Liang Ooi were 79.41 points behind Chinese pair for silver while North Korea’s Kim Chon Man and So Myong Hyok (394.08) won bronze.
China didn’t miss its ‘Diving Diva’ Guo Jingjing, who skipped the Guangzhou games after winning successive Asian Games gold medals at Busan in 2002 and Doha in ‘06, as Wang and Shi formed a perfect pair for hosts to retain title.
“Winning a gold is something to celebrate,” Wang said. “But we need intensive training in future.”
The Chinese pair wrapped up the session with back two-and-a-half somersaults in pike position, which earned them 68.40 points. Malaysia overtook Japan for the silver on the last dive.
“This is the first medal for us at the Asian Games and we are really happy,” the Malaysian pair said.
Keywords: Asian Games 2010