Wu takes gold with perfect 10

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China's Wu Minxia confirmed her status as one of the best women's divers in history by easily winning the 3m springboard at the Aquatics Centre this evening.

Wu Minxia wins Diving gold for China

 Gold medallist Wu Minxia Wu of China celebrates on the podium in the Victory Ceremony for the women's 3m springboard.

The world champion crushed her rivals, and claimed the first individual mark of 10 at these Olympics, to claim a record-equalling sixth Olympic medal in the Diving pool.

The 26-year-old began the Games by winning an unprecedented hat-trick of synchro springboard titles before tonight levelling the medal record of her former partner Guo Jingjing.

She did so emphatically with a score of 414.00 to be 34.8 points clear of silver medal compatriot He Zi, who she won gold alongside in the synchro.

Wu's victory also meant that China remained on course for a clean sweep of the eight gold medals on offer in the Diving pool having now won all five events so far.

Laura Sanchez claimed the bronze for Mexico after she edged out veteran Tania Cagnotto by just 0.2 points.

Five-time World Championship medal winner Cagnotto's fourth placing meant she is still yet to stand on an Olympic podium despite competing in four Games.

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