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He wins record-tying third gold

Chinese gymnasts
Quin Kai, left, and He Chong won gold this week in Barcelona.
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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.

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