Saturday, August 23, 2008
How sweep it isn't: Mitcham breaks China's diving dominance
BEIJING -- Matthew Mitcham of Australia, earning four perfect 10s on his last dive, has won the men's 10-meter platform and prevented China from sweeping the Olympic diving gold medals.
Mitcham totaled 537.95 points in the six-dive final, edging Zhou Luxin of China by 4.80 points, and sending the platform title Down Under for the first time. He's the first Aussie man to win a diving gold since 1924.
Zhou, who had a crooked entry on his last dive, took the silver with 533.15 points. Gleb Galperin of Russia earned the bronze with 525.80.