China won both diving finals at the World Swimming Championships Sunday with Peng Jianfeng clinching the men’s 1-meter springboard before Ren Qian and Si Yajie took gold in the women’s 10-meter synchronized event. The Chinese diving team on Sunday took away two gold medals at the FINA World Championships2017 , as Peng Jianfeng withstood scary fifth dive to beat teammate He Chao by 1.20 points in men’s 1m Springboard, while the duo of Ren Qian and Si Yajie eased through women’s 10m Synchronized Platform.
Peng, who was riding on his first Fina World Championships journey in the Hungarian capital, built his leading position ever since the first attempt, but he met some trouble in the fifth dive as he was only awarded 52.80 points. Then he regrouped himself in the final round to win the title at 448.40.
“I felt pretty excited when I saw my top ranking on the screen, as it was just my maiden World Championships journey here,” said Peng.
Ren — who won the mixed 10-meter synchronized diving title with Lian Junjie the day before — and Si led from the third round. They finished with the best back 2-1/2 somersaults 1-1/2 twists pike in the fifth, earning a total of 352.56 points.
Ren and Si combined to meet little resistence from other rivals throughout the contest to finish first at 352.56 points.
It was Ren’s second gold medal in Fina World Championships 2017, Budapest after mixed 10m Synchronized Platform triumph with Lian Junjie on Saturday.
“I felt better today than yesterday, as I was more or less nervous in my first appearance at the Fina World Championships 2017,” she said.
“It was our first partnership at the worlds this time, and we did feel a little nervous,” Si pointed out. She gave a score of 9.5 out of 10 for their combination, meaning that the duo still had space for improvement.
Kim Mi Rae and Kim Kuk Hyang of DPR Korea were placed second at 336.48. The Malaysian duo of Pamg Pandelela and Cheong Jun Hoong finished third at 328.74.
In their first World Championships after making a comeback, the Chinese sister act of Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting got a silver medal in women’s Duet Technical of Synchronized Swimming.
The title went to Russia’s Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Alexandra Patskevich. Anna Voloshyna and Yelyzaveta Yakhno of Ukraine were placed third.
France added another gold medal to their strong performance in Open Water Swimming of the tournament as Aurelie Muller triumphed in women’s 10km.