14-year-old Quan Hongchan delivers perfection on platform
Chinese teenager Quan Hongchan produced one of the great diving displays in Olympic history in the women’s platform final, scoring 10s on every dive.
he scored a 96.00 on her inward 3½ somersaults, armstand back double somersault 1½ twists and back 2½ somersaults 1½ twists. She finished with a total score of 466.20, passing by the previous record of 447.70.
China’s Chen Yuxi took silver with 425.40 points and Australia’s Melissa Wu won bronze, securing 371.40 points. It is the fourth consecutive Olympics with China winning the gold in the women’s 10m platform and the second-straight Games with China taking both gold and silver.