London, England (Sports Network) - China's Dong Dong won his first gold in men's trampoline Friday at the London Games, beating Russia's Dmitry Ushakov and countryman Lu Chunlong.
Four years ago in Beijing, Dong and Lu were in opposite positions with the former taking bronze and the latter claiming gold. The duo also went 1-2 at the 2011 world championships, an event that Lu also won.
Dong and Lu join Russia's Alexander Moskalenko as the only multiple medalists in this event. Moskalenko won gold at the 2000 Sydney Games and took silver eight years ago in Athens.
"It was one of my dreams to win this medal but the greatest moment has gone and I need to prepare for more challenges coming up," said Dong.
Dong added to his bronze from 2008 by posting a total score of 62.990, 1.221 points ahead of Ushakov, who finished third to Lu and Dong at the 2011 worlds and placed sixth in Beijing.
Lu came in third with a score of 61.319 and Japan's Masaki Ito and Yasuhiro Ueyama finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Canada's Jason Burnett, a silver medalist in 2008, finished eighth.
08/03 12:13:11 ET