[ 2006-12-12 08:42 ]
|China's Guo Jingjing and Li Ting compete in
the women's synchronised 3m springboard diving final during the 15th Asian
Games in Doha December 11, 2006. China took the gold medal.
champion Guo Jingjing took the limelight of the Hamad Aquatic Center together
with her partner Li Ting as they cruised to the women's 3m synchronized springboard crown at the 15th
Asian Games here on Monday.
In front of the full-house audience, Guo and Li performed steady and showed a
class of their own by totaling 337.80 oints, beating their closest rivals Nishi
Ryoko/Yamashita Misako of Japan, who posted 287.40 points, by more than 50
Malaysia's Jimie Elizabeth/Leons Mun Yee finished third in 275. 04.
Guo, who has collected her fourth gold medal in her third Asian Games, said:
"It is my only event in this Doha. Though we had a small error in the fourth
dive, it didn't ruin our performance as a whole."
Guo, who teamed up with Wu Minxia for the gold in the Busan Asian Games in 2002, has combined with Li
since the Athens Olympics. The duo swept to the title at the 2005 World
Championships in Montreal, Canada.
With the synchro victory, Guo become the most successful female diver in the
Asian Games history with four gold medals.
"I will not defend the 3m springboard title and I don't regret it at all,"
said Guo. "I'd like to give more chances to younger teammates. I have
experienced many big events and gained enough experience, " said the
Yamashita said: "I am not satisfied with my performance, but I am happy with
our results. My diving was not perfect and (I) couldn't enter straight into
Lin Yue/Huo Liang added one more gold to China as they topped the
men's 10m synchro platform with
473.88 points, ahead of Ri Jong Nam/Kim Chon Man from DPR Korea in 432.90 and
Kwon Kyung Min/ Cho Kwan Hoon of South Korea in 430.74.
Lin, 15, World Cup winner, said: "We don't feel pressure from the
competition. We just concentrated on our dives."
The newly-introduced men's and women's 1m springboard events will take place
10m synchro platform：男子双人10米跳板