Fourth gold for China as Shi Tingmao and Chang Yani win women’s 3m springboard title

The pair won the country’s ninth straight world title in the event as they led from the first round

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 July, 2017, 12:08am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 July, 2017, 12:08am

China claimed their fourth gold medal at the world swimming championships on Monday in Budapest, Hungary when Shi Tingmao and Chang Yani won the country’s ninth straight world title in women’s three-metre springboard synchronised diving.

Shi and Chang led from the first round and produced an almost-perfect forward two-and-a-half somersaults, one twist pike in the fifth for a total of 333.30 points.

It brought Shi her sixth gold medal in diving at the worlds and her fourth in this event.

Melissa Citrini Beaulieu and Jennifer Abel finished with an inward two-and-a-half somersault pike to claim Canada’s first medal of the championships, a silver, with 323.43 points.

Kristina Ilinykh and Nadezhda Bazhina won the bronze for Russia, their first of the championships and sixth medal overall.