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Updated: July 27, 2013 02:11 IST

He Chong wins record-tying third gold

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Gold medalist He Chong from China poses with his medal at the winning ceremony for men's 3-meter springboard final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
AP Gold medalist He Chong from China poses with his medal at the winning ceremony for men's 3-meter springboard final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

He Chong won his record—tying third consecutive world title in the men’s 3—meter springboard on Friday, giving China its seventh gold medal in eight diving events.

Trailing heading into the fifth and next—to—last round, he nailed an impressive dive to finish with 544.95 points. It was He’s second gold this week after dominating the synchronized 3—meter springboard with Qin Kai on Tuesday.

Evgeny Kuznetsov of Russia took silver with 508.00 points, his second at these worlds, while Yahel Castillo of Mexico claimed bronze with 498.30.

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