China bounces back with two golds to lead worlds medal ta­ble

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

BU­DAPEST, Hun­gary — Af­ter dou­ble-dis­ap­point­ment the day be­fore, China bounced back with two golds and a sil­ver medal in div­ing events at the world swim­ming cham­pi­onships on Sun­day. Chi­nese twins Jiang Wen­wen and Jiang Tingt­ing also claimed a sil­ver medal in syn­chro­nized swim­ming, bring­ing China’s cham­pi­onships tally af­ter two days of fi­nals to three golds and three sil­ver medals.

On Satur­day, China failed to make the podium in women’s 1-me­tre spring­board, and then missed out on gold in men’s 3-me­tre spring­board syn­chro­nized div­ing, both for the first time at a worlds since 2003.

Peng Jian­feng be­gan the re­sponse when he won the men’s 1-me­tre spring­board fi­nal ahead of team­mate He Chao, and Ren Qian and Si Ya­jie fol­lowed up with gold in the women’s 10-me­tre syn­chro­nized event.

The Chi­nese pair de­feated North Korea’s Kim Mi-rae and Kim Kuk-hyang by 16.08 points, while Malaysia’s Pan­delela Ri­nong Pamg and Cheong Jun Hoong claimed the bronze.

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