Women's 10m Platform medals. China gold ,Australia silver, Mexico bronze
Paola Espinosa from La Paz Baja California Mexico has given the citizens of this city great satisfaction. Everybody knows her parents who have taught and trained several generations of children in our city Gym my son included when he was 6. Ask anybody in La Paz and they will share something about Paola and her family. We are so proud of Paola and Tatiana Ortiz.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Mexico is proud of these beautiful mermaids Paola and Tatiana Ortiz for getting the first olympic medal for Mexico.
1. China -- Wang Xin and Chen Ruolin, 363.54 points
2. Australia -- Briony Cole and Melissa Wu, 335.16
3. Mexico -- Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz, 330.06
4. Germany -- Annett Gamm and Nora Subschinski, 310.29
5. The United States -- Marybeth Dunnichay and Ishimatsu Haley, 309.12
6. Democratic People's Republic of Korea -- Kum Hui Choe and Un Hyang Kim, 308.10
7. Canada -- Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion, 305.91
8. Great Britain -- Tonia Couch and Stacie Powell, 303.48
The Chinese teenagers were the highest ranked pair in each of the five dives, building a nearly insurmountable 25.32 point lead after the fourth dive. Their superb 90.78 point final dive widened their winning margin to 28.38 over second place Australia. The reigning world champions were competing in the Olympics for the first time.
Cole and Wu of Australia started the competition in a tie for third but pulled into second place after the third dive. A bad entry on the fourth dive gave Mexico an opening to steal silver, but the Australian pair recovered on their final dive with a 87.72-point score that clinched their second-place finish. Cole and Wu also finished second behind their Chinese opponents at the 2007 World Championships.
Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz have the honor of winning Mexico's first medal of the 2008 Olympics and the 10th diving medal in the nation's Olympic history. Espinosa finished fifth in Athens in the two Synchronized events and 12th in the two Individual events.
Australian Olympic rookies Melissa Wu and Briony Cole claimed the Olympic silver medal in the women's synchronised 10m platform today.
The duo delivered a superb performance to amass 335.16 points and finish behind only the dominant home team which continued China's undefeated run at the Water Cube.
Wang Xin and Chen Ruolin were near faultless throughout and won the gold medal with an outstanding 363.54 points while Mexico's Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz took bronze with 330.06 points.
The Australians were just over one point ahead of the Mexicans heading into the final round but nailed a wonderful 87.72 point dive to hold off their rivals.