Chinese Chen wins over Mexican Espinosa on perfection at World Series

15:11, April 17, 2010      

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Chinese Olympic winner Chen Roulin won on Friday over world champion Mexican Paola Espinosa on perfection during the final of the 10-meter platform at the Diving World Series of the International Swiming Federation (FINA).

Chen won the first world medal of this Series by surpasing Espinosa who at all time was supported by the Mexican audience, at the Aquatic Center Leyes de Reforma in Veracruz, east of Mexico.

Since two years ago Chen and Espinosa have been alterning the first places at the platform, in the competetion hosted on Friday both offered a show with most of the dives being of 3.3 degrees of difficulty.

Chen led the clasification board from the beginning to the end, however in the third round Espinosa gave more competence by making a 3.5-inverse-turns dive in position B, which gave her the second place.

Chen, 18 years old, finished the round with a dive of 2.5 back turn with 1.5 spins with position B, gathering 400.50 points in five rounds, while Espinosa got 389.10 points winning the second place.

The third place was for Chinese Kang Li, who ended 29 points behind Espinosa.

Source: Xinhua


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