Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia of China win Gold in Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard

Chinese divers Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia won Gold Medal in the Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Diving Event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia of China win Gold in Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard

Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia totaled 345.60 points in the first diving event of the Rio Games to win the gold medal ahead of Italy’s Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallapé who totaled 313.83 points to claim the Silver medal.

Bronze medal was won by Australia’s Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith who totaled 299.19 points.

With this gold medal, China’s Wu Minxia became the first five-time Olympic diving gold medallist winning Gold medals in Synchronized 3m Springboard in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 and gold in 3 m springboard in 2012.

In fact Chinese divers have won the Gold Medals in Women’s synchronized 3 metre springboard event in 2012, 2008, 2004 and had also won a silver medal in 2000.

“I didn’t think about (the records) that much because if one thinks about it too much it might affect your process,” she said. “Now that I’ve won the gold medal, I feel that I competed very well so I’m extremely happy,” she said.

The 30-year-old Wu Minxia said Rio 2016 would likely be her last Olympics but that she would still try to keep competing. She also overcame a nasty leg injury in May, which made her contemplating giving up, she said.

Rio 2016 Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Winners Podium

In photo above you can see Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia of China (Gold) in Centre, Italy’s Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallapé (Silver) on Left and Australia’s Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith (Bronze) on Right on the podium during medal’s presentation ceremony.

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