Qin/Zhang win men's 3m springboard synchro at National Games

Updated: 2013-08-27 10:23


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SHENYANG-- Olympic champion Qin Kai and his partner Zhang Sen claimed the men's three-meter springboard synchronized gold at China's National Games here on Monday.

Qin and Zhang collected 465.78 points to win the title for Shaanxi, while Yu Longji and Li Shixin from Chinese Army took the silver in 448.32. Wang Yao/Wang Yong from Hebei finished third in 423.39.

Guangdong veteran He Chong and his little brother He Chao ranked second before the last round, but He Chao made a mistake in the last dive which received no point. The duo had to settle for the last place.

He Chao was in tears after the final while He Chong said they were ok and it was just a mistake.

"We are fine," said He Chong, London Olympic champion in the event. "We made a mistake in the last round and we have to accept the result."

Qin was happy with the gold. "My hand was injured during the training," he said. "I didn't expect to win."

Earlier Monday, Liu Huixia/Zhu Jiaming won the women's 10m platform synchro gold for Hubei.