China’s domination at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series event in Japan continued on day two as its athletes won all three of the events being staged for the first time in Sagamihara’s Green Pool.
Double Olympic champion Cao Yuan, who secured gold medals in the men’s 10 and 3 metres synchronised events on day one of the season-opening event, had to settle for silver in the men’s individual 3m springboard event behind his partner from the day before, Siyi Xie.
Xie scored 548.80 points, with Cao registering 529.40 to take the silver medal ahead of Britain’s Jack Laugher, who scored 469.25.
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Earlier in the day, the women’s 10m platform title had gone to China’s Jiaqi Zhang, with 393.30 points, with compatriot Qian Ren taking the bronze medal with 371.40.
The silver medal went to Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito, who scored 385.10 points.
The final event of the day, the mixed 10m synchronised, also went to China with a total of 360.33 points.
Russia took the silver medal with 334.59 points, ahead of Japan, who finished with a total of 325.50.