Olympics: Chinese teenagers take diving gold, silver on 10m platform

Ren Qian of China competes to win the gold.
Ren Qian of China competes to win the gold. PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - Chinese teenagers Ren Qian and Si Yajie claimed the gold and silver medals respectively in the women's individual 10 metre platform event on Thursday (Aug 18), with the bronze going to Canada's Meaghan Benfeito.

Fifteen-year-old Ren's win means that China has so far claimed six out of the eight diving golds available, with a clean sweep of the top spots in the women's events.

Ren achieved the highest-scored dive of the evening at 94.05 points, which gave her a total of 439.25 points.

Her teammate, 17-year-old Si, took second place with a score of 419.40.

Benfeito, who won a bronze medal in the synchronized event earlier in the Olympics, scored 389.20 points.