Chen and Yang win debut gold in London

25th April 2014

China continued their dominance of this season’s 10m Synchro on the 2014 FINA/NVC Diving World Series as Chen Aisen and Yang Jian won gold in London.

Chen and Yang were making their debut as a World Series partnership In the absence of Cao Yuan and Lin Yue who won the opening two legs in Beijing and Dubai respectively.

But the change in personnel brought no difference in outcome as Chen and Yang led from the opening dive to win on 479.13, sealing the title with an impressive 101.01 for their final dive - a forward 4.5 somersaults with tuck.

Ukraine's Oleksandr Bondar and Maksym Dolgov were also making their first apperance together on the World Series but emerged with their heads held high after sealing silver on 448.26.

The Ukranians scored more than 78 for all four of their optional dives to keep their noses in front of Germany's world champions Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding who took bronze on 425.82, having won silver at the opening two legs this year.

Great Britain's Matty Lee and Dan Goodfellow were aiming for a third consecutive podium finish on their maiden World Series season and while a top-three finish eluded them, they scored a personal best 403.86 to finish fifth.

Men's 10m Synchro Results

GOLD - Chen Aisen and Yang Jian (China) (479.13)

SILVER - Oleksandr Bondar and Maksym Dolgov (Ukraine) (448.26)

BRONZE - Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein (Germany) (425.82)