China finishes 1-2 in 1-meter diving at worlds

By BETH HARRIS | July 19, 2011 | 3:14 AM EDT

China's Shi Tingmao dives during the women's 1m Springboard final, at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SHANGHAI (AP) — China claimed the top two places in diving for the second time at the world championships, with Shi Tingmao and Wang Han finishing 1-2 in women's 1-meter springboard.

It was a close contest Tuesday, with Shi totaling 318.65 points to win and Wang just 8.45 points behind for silver with 310.20. Wang improved on her third-place showing two years ago in Rome.

Italy's Tania Cagnotto earned the bronze with 295.45.

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SHANGHAI (AP) — China has qualified first in preliminaries of the men's 3-meter synchronized diving at the world championships.

Qin Kai and Luo Yutong totaled 452.19 points during the six-dive session on Tuesday, extending China's streak of leading after every diving preliminary.

Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov of Russia were second at 438.75.

Germany's Patrick Hausding and Stephan Feck were third with 413.91.

Americans Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais qualified fourth in 410.64.

The top 12 teams advanced to the final later Tuesday.