CULTURE Zhang Jiaqi/Zhang Minjie snatch women's 10m synchro platform title

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Zhang Jiaqi/Zhang Minjie snatch women's 10m synchro platform title

Xinhua

22:10, August 28, 2018

JAKARTA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- World Cup winners Zhang Jiaqi/Zhang Minjie brought China the first victory in diving as they romped to win the women's 10m synchro platform at the Asian Games here on Tuesday.

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The 14-year-old Chinese pair, who claimed victory in the FINA World Cup last June, led from the first dive to score for a winning total of 361.38 points.

Kim Kuk Hyang/Kim Mi Rae of DPR Korea took the silver medals and Leong Mun Yee/Nur Dhabitah Sabri of Malaysia came to third.

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"We were nervous before the final, because we knew that the DPR Korean divers were very strong. But during the competition, we concentrated on ourselves, and did a better job than our usual training form," said Zhang Jiaqi, who also claimed the 10m platform individual title at the World Cup.

For Zhang Minjie, it was a special gift for her 14-year-old birthday. "I am super happy that I have the Asian Games gold medal as my birthday gift. We worked hard and prepared this competition very hard. All the efforts are paid off but I should improve my entries," Zhang said.

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China has won all four gold medals in the women's 10m synchro platform at the Asian Games. Five-time Olympic champion Chen Ruolin won a record three gold medals in the 10m synchro platform and with different partners in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

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