FUKUOKA, Japan, July 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese diver Chen Yuxi shocked teammate and Olympic champion Quan Hongchan to win her third consecutive 10m platform world title on Wednesday.
The 17-year-old Chen and 16-year-old Quan, who retained their synchronized title on the World Aquatics Championships right here on Sunday, confirmed that they’re in a league of their very own with some almost flawless strikes.
Chen led from the begin to end, scoring a complete of 457.85 factors after 5 dives. Quan, who beat Chen within the two qualifying rounds on Tuesday, received a set of 10s in spherical 4 however some small errors within the first two rounds proved too expensive. She completed second in 445.60 factors.
Canada’s Caeli McKay took bronze with 340.25, 117.60 factors behind the winner.
The victory will give a confidence enhance to Chen in her preparation for the Paris Olympics.
Chen got here to the Tokyo Olympic Games because the 2019 world champion, however Quan, who was then solely 14, rose to the event, getting the higher of her teammate with a brand new world report of 466.20 factors for the Olympic gold.
In final yr’s Budapest worlds, Chen managed to edge Quan by 0.3 factors to win her second world title. She went on to beat Quan six occasions in a row earlier than shedding to Quan within the World Cup final May.