Tian/Yang led the diving from the second round, finishing with 383.88 points, more than 12 points ahead of
Britain's Peter Waterfield and Leon Taylor.
The Britons were the surprise of the night, beating reigning world champions Matthew Helm and Robert Newbery of
Australia, who settled for bronze.
The silver was Britain's first diving Olympic medal in 44 years.
Tian surrendered gold medal of this event in the Sydney Olympics, finishing a disappointing second, although he
claimed the title in the men's singles platform.
"We lost the title four years ago, which makes the win sweeter," said Tian. "All our hard training in the past four
years has been rewarded."
Tian delighted that they ended the opening day's competition with two golds for China.
"I feel so proud as a Chinese," he said.
(Xinhua News Agency August 16, 2004)