I made some minor mistakes in the forward and backward

dives, but did a good job in the next four routines. It is a special pressure competing the sync

hro because I don’t want to drag my partners down. I tried to catch up with the pace of each partner, whil

e I just need to concentrate on my own in the individual,” Cao said after the 10m platform final in the morning.

Cao stood atop the podium of the 3m springboard synchro later in the evening with Xie Siyi, wi

nning 469.08, well ahead of the runners-up Jahir Ocampo Marroquin/Rommel Pacheco Marrufo of Me

xico (413.61) and Philippe Gagne/Francois Imbeau-Dulac of Canada (399.48).

Daniel Goodfellow/Jack Laugher of Britain placed second after five dives but made a big mistake in their last dive 109C for zero point.

“I had a quick rest at noon and managed to make myself excited for the evening final. I was happy that we performed our best,” Cao said.

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