China bounces back with two golds to lead worlds medal table
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.