He wins record-tying third gold
BARCELONA, Spain (AP)
He Chong won his record-tying third consecutive world title in the men's 3-meter springboard on Friday, giving China its seventh gold medal in eight diving events.
Trailing heading into the fifth and next-to-last round, He nailed an impressive dive to finish with 544.95 points. It was He's second gold this week after dominating the synchronized 3-meter springboard with Qin Kai on Tuesday.
He's victories in 2009, 2011, and 2013 match Phillip Boggs' record of three titles from 1973-78.
Evgeny Kuznetsov of Russia took silver with 508.00 points, his second at these worlds, while Yahel Castillo of Mexico claimed bronze with 498.30.