GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — China’s golden run at the world swimming championships continued Tuesday when it won the mixed team event diving final.
It was China’s eighth consecutive diving gold at the world championships in Gwangju, with five more events to come.
Lin Shan and Yang Jian won with a total of 416.65 points and didn’t face a strong challenge on their way to victory.
It was China’s first gold in the mixed team event — involving 3- and 10-meter dives — since it was introduced at the world championships in 2015.
“I only knew I would compete in this event one week ago,” said Yang, men’s 10-meter platform bronze medalist in Budapest two years ago. “We did not have time to train together. The most important thing was to show our best in the competition.”