Rio 2016 Olympics: Britain throw out champions China in men’s 3 metre springboard
Jack Laugher and Chris Mears took gold in the men’s 3 metre springboard event, removed from power to China, currently holding Olympic champions.
It is third gold medal of Chris Mears, Britain in Rio 2016 Games.
On Wednesday, Britain’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears took gold in the men’s 3 metre springboard event, removed from power to China.
Chinese divers were expecting 8 gold medals at the Rio diving competition, but out of 8 they could do 6 at the London 2012 Olympics.
It was third gold medal of Laugher and Mears in the Rio games. Their teammates Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow took bronze in the 10 metre synchronized competition on Monday.
The Chinese team, led by Qin Kai, had held the men’s 3 metre title since the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Qin and his teammate Cao Yuan had clear up for third in Rio, Sam Dorman and Mike Hixon of the United States took silver after recording 98.04 it was highest score of the competition to enter into final dive.
Brazil’s Ian Matos and Luiz Felipe Outerelo were splashing out in last place after earning 28.8 in the second round.
The venue’s pool remained a vibrant green even with assurances from Games organizers it would soon be back to its original blue colour after issues with the alkalinity of the water.
Further concern amongst athletes and spectators, by Wednesday the neighboring water polo pool had also adopted a green shade.