Great leap forward

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 July, 2011, 12:00am


China were last night only two gold medals shy of all 10 available in the diving events in the Fina World Championships at Shanghai's Oriental Sports Centre. China missed this historic feat by only one gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and by three at the 2009 world championships in Rome. It must win the women's three-metre springboard final today and the men's 10-metre platform tomorrow to achieve the clean sweep this time around.