World champion Wu Minxia clinched the first diving gold for China at the 22nd World University Games on Sunday as she triumphed in the women's one meter springboard event.
Wu scored 309.99 points, beating her teammate Guo Jingjing, double world champion in the Barcelona World Championships, to thesecond place on 309.73 points. Russian Nataliya Pozdniakova was left in a distant third on 277.11 points.
"It is my first time in the Universiade so I am glad to take the gold," said the 18-year-old Wu, who grabbed the women's synchronized 3-meter event with Guo at the worlds.
"The 1-meter event is not an official one in the Olympics so weusually put less attention to it," said Wu. "But I tried my best in the match and I won."
Whereas Guo, who did a near-perfect fifth dive with clean entry,regretted her early flaw.
"My first dive was not so good, which cost me the victory," said Guo, who received 51.06 points for her 203B first dive.