Winning shot

China's Ren Qian, 15, became the youngest medallist of the Rio Games with her 10m platform gold on Thursday. Ren, with 439.25 points, finished 19.85 points ahead of team-mate Si Yajie who had dominated the qualifiers and the semi-finals, to give the
China's Ren Qian, 15, became the youngest medallist of the Rio Games with her 10m platform gold on Thursday. Ren, with 439.25 points, finished 19.85 points ahead of team-mate Si Yajie who had dominated the qualifiers and the semi-finals, to give the diving powerhouse six wins out of seven events in the competition.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

China's Ren Qian, 15, became the youngest medallist of the Rio Games with her 10m platform gold on Thursday.

Ren, with 439.25 points, finished 19.85 points ahead of team-mate Si Yajie who had dominated the qualifiers and the semi-finals, to give the diving powerhouse six wins out of seven events in the competition.


Tweetbits

So much happiness and super proud of my big brother Chong Wei. I'm just so touched by your fighting spirit....

PANDELELA RINONG, Malaysian diver putting aside missing out on a medal in the 10m platform final to cheer on Lee making the badminton final.

Why can't they share a medal!!!

KATARINA JOHNSON THOMPSON, British heptathlete despairs for her countryman Adam Gemili, who missed out on a 200m bronze by 0.003sec.

The USOC statement on swimmers is the dad saying, through clenched teeth, "We'll TALK about thish when we GETT home ..." #Lochte

CARL QUINTANILLA, CNBC TV anchor deciphers the US' official take on swimmer Ryan Lochte's fibs, for those who don't speak public relations.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2016, with the headline 'Winning shot'. Print Edition | Subscribe