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China Finishes Off Single Greatest Olympic Diving Contest

Aug 7, 2021, 4:41 PM
Yuan Cao of Team China...
Gold medalist Yuan Cao of Team China poses during the medal ceremony for the Men's 10m Platform Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — China finished off the single greatest diving performance in Olympic history when Cao Yuan outdueled his teammate to win the men’s 10-meter platform title.

That gave the Chinese gold medals in seven of eight events at the Tokyo Games.

China’s 12 diving medals tied the record for most won in the sport at a single Olympics.

The U.S. also won 12 at the 1932 Los Angeles Games when the Americans swept all four events and nine of the 28 divers were from the host country.

The only event the Chinese didn’t win in Tokyo was men’s platform synchro.

They finished second.

China swept the four women’s events.

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