HomeIn the NewsGame ResultsTeam ChinaWorld's Teams
Chinese Zhang Yining wins Olympic table tennis singles gold Iranian veteran Hadi Saei wins men's 80kg class taekwondo event S Korea's Hwang claims title in women's 67kg class taetwondo Chinese Guo wins table tennis bronze Defending champion Croatia shut out of the final at men's handball Beijing: Sunny 31-21°C
Preview: China to face heavy siege in platform diving
 + -  
22:06, August 22, 2008

The Chinese "dream team" is cautious than ever for challenges from men's platform rivals on its way to bag the last diving gold at Beijing Olympics.

Chinese favorites Zhou Luxin and Huo Liang are out to stage a one-two finish for China. As world No.2 in the event, Zhou had grabbed silver medals both at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne and the World Cup in Beijing earlier this year.

Huo had replaced another Olympic champion Lin Yue to compete in the individual event, simply because he has better form than his synchro partner Lin.

The duo snatched gold in men's 10m synchro event on Aug. 11.

German top diver Sascha Klein, Russian world champion Gleb Galperin, world No.3 Mathew Mitcham of Australia and his teammate Mathew Helm, silver medalist at the Athens Olympics, are among the strong rivals aiming to end China's gold spree.

Klein, current world No. 1 in platform diving, had won a surprise title in the World Cup earlier this year by fending off strong Chinese divers.

Galperin had been sidelined since 2007 summer due to spinal injury, however he recovered to claim a stunning victory in this discipline at the Grand Prix in Russia last April.

The 27-year-old Helm hopes to end his diving career with a medal in his third Olympic trip.

Source: Xinhua

Comments Related News
 Chinese diver Chen Ruolin wins 10m platform gold (4)
 Chinese diver Chen Ruolin wins 10m platform gold (3)
 Chinese diver Chen Ruolin wins 10m platform gold (2)
 Results of women's 10-meter platform diving final at Beijing Olympic Games
 Chinese diver Chen Ruolin wins 10m platform gold
 He Chong leads Chinese 1-2 in men's springboard preliminary
 Preview: Chinese divers Qin and He expect 3m springboard gold
 Preview: Chinese divers Qin, He eye 3m springboard Olympic gold
 Feature: Russian diver Pakhalina leaves Beijing with regrets
 Results of women's 3-meter springboard diving final
1 China 47 16 25 88
2 USA 30 35 36 101
3 Great Britain 18 13 11 42
4 Russia 17 17 21 55
5 Australia 11 14 16 41
6 Germany 14 9 13 36

Most Popular News
·Shawn Johnson of United States wins beam title at Olympic gymnastics tourney
·U.S. beats Brazil in beach volleyball semifinal
·Zou Kai of China wins horizontal gold medal
·Marvellous synchronised swimming
·American Cejudo wins Olympic men's freestle wrestling 55kg gold
Latest Photos
"Swan Lake" on water in water cube
China\'s Zhang Yining wins women\'s singles table tennis Olympic gold
China's Zhang Yining wins women's singles table tennis Olympic gold
Popular Videos
Coach unveils Phelps secret to success
Coach unveils Phelps secret to success
Popular Features

Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved