Britain wins new team diving event at world championships
KAZAN, Russia (AP) Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree of Britain won the new team diving event at the world championships.
The duo totaled 434.65 points in the three-round competition Wednesday night. Daley, the Olympic bronze medalist on 10-meter in London, earned 10s for his two dives off the tower, propelling Britain to victory.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gorshkovozov and Iuliia Prokopchuk rallied to earn silver with 426.45. Xie Siyi and Chen Ruolin of China took bronze at 425.40.
The U.S. team of Jessica Parratto and David Boudia led by 38.2 points after Boudia’s platform dive earned 9.0s in the first round, but they finished seventh. Boudia won Olympic gold on platform three years ago.
Each man and woman did three dives, with each having to do at least one from 3 meters and 10 meters.