Chinese diver Guo Jingjing was finally crowned at the Olympic Games after two failed attempts, winning the women's three-meter synchronized springboard event with partner Wu Minxia at the Athens Olympics in Athens on Saturday.
Guo, 23, who has won all titles but an Olympic gold, collected a total of 336.90 points for the win.
The victory was so sweet because Guo avenged the defeat to Russia's Vera Ilyina/Yulia Pakhalina in the Sydney Olympic Games four years ago.
Ilyina/Pakhalina finished second this time with 330.84 points. Australian duo Irina Lashiko/Chantelle Newbery were third with 309.30.
"We felt no pressure tonight," said Guo, a red-hot favorite before the competition. "After the first dive, I am sure we can win the gold."
"We have been prepared for the Athens Olympics for four years,"she said. "We deserved the win."
The gold was China's third after sharp shooters Du Li and Wang Yifu won the Game's first two titles Saturday morning.
(Xinhua News Agency August 16, 2004)