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China's Wu wins 6th diving medal, a gold

London, England (Sports Network) - China's Wu Minxia captured her record-tying sixth Olympic diving medal Sunday, a gold in the women's 3-meter springboard.

Wu's victory over Chinese teammate He Zi moved her into a tie for the all-time medal lead with former partner Guo Jingjing. She finished with 414 points.

He, who teamed with Wu to win the synchronized springboard competition here, was 34.80 points back for the silver.

Mexico's Laura Sanchez Soto finished third, her second springboard bronze in London.

Canada's Jennifer Abel was sixth and Americans Cassidy Krug and Christina Loukas ended seventh and eighth in that order.

China has won all five diving events so far in London after going 7-for-8 in Beijing four years ago.

Wu won her first gold medal in the 3-meter springboard individual event. She has four career Olympic golds, one silver and one bronze. She won two of the golds with Guo in the synchro springboard the last two Summer Games.

That experience didn't keep her from breaking down after she won.

"I was emotional because today every single action was quite perfect and besides I got a gold medal," said Wu. "I worked for so many years it is really not easy."

She scored 84 points or above on each of her last three dives while no one else in the 12-diver field reached that mark even once.

08/05 17:44:10 ET


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