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China wins 1st diving gold at Olympics

Updated: July 29, 2012, 12:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Wu Minxia is close to crowning herself China's new diving queen.

Wu and partner He Zi won the first diving gold medal of the London Olympics on Sunday, putting the country on a path toward a possible sweep of the eight medals.

They led throughout the five-dive round and totaled 346.20 points in the 3-meter synchronized event.

"It's kind of if they mess up, then you have an opportunity," American silver medalist Abby Johnston said. "Anything can happen in this sport, ...

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