China's Wu with unprecedented fourth straight synchro-diving gold

China's Wu Minxia became the first woman to win the same event at four successive Summer Olympics on Sunday when she teamed up with Shi Tingmao for the 3-metre springboard synchronised diving title.

Wu and Shi dominated with 345.60 points to get gold ahead of Italy's Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape, and the Australian pair of Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith.

Wu previously won the competition in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

China are aiming to sweep the four women's diving events for the third Olympics in a row at the Rio Games.

No woman has ever won the same individual event four times in a row, a feat achieved on the men's side only by American discus thrower Al Oerter (1956-1986) and long jumper Carl Lewis (1984-1996).

Canadians Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford meanwhile have four straight ice hockey golds from Winter Olympics 2002-2014.

Last update: Sun, 07/08/2016 - 23:07


More from Sport

Croatian footballer under investigation for tax evasion in Spain

The captain of Croatia's national football team and a member of the Real Madrid squad, Luka Modric (31), has come...

Chapecoense declared Copa Sudamericana champions after plane crash

The South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL Monday declared Chapecoense AF the winner of the 2-million-dollar...

Chelsea, Man City charged over scuffle; Aguero, Fernandinho banned

Chelsea and Manchester City face the likelihood of hefty fines after they were charged by the Football Association...

Blatter says he has lost CAS appeal against football ban

Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter said Monday he has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)...

Scrappy first win gives Hamburg hope; Frankfurt miss chance

SV Hamburg secured a scrappy first win of the season 2-0 away to Darmstadt on Sunday to move off the bottom of the...