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China’s Dominance Continues at World Aquatics Championships: China Wins 16 Golds in Artistic Swimming and Diving, Australia Takes the Third Spot


Feb 10, 2024
China dominates first week of aquatics worlds with wins in artistic swimming and diving

Doha, Qatar – China has had a dominant first week at the World Aquatics Championships, winning 16 gold medals out of 29 in artistic swimming and diving. Australia won the only other gold medal on Saturday with storied diver Maddison Keeney pairing with Domonic Bedggood to win the mixed 3-meter synchronized springboard.

Cheng Wentao and Shi Haoyu retained their world title in the artistic mixed duet free event and Yang Hao won the 10-meter platform diving for a sixth career gold at worlds. The swimming events are set to start on Sunday, and Australia’s three golds so far is the best of the rest of the world behind China’s success in Doha.

In artistic swimming, Cheng and Shi had previously won silver in the mixed duet technical event but improved on that with a routine on the theme of “Romeo and Juliet.” They scored more than 15 points ahead of silver medalists Mireia Hernandez and Dennis Gonzalez of Spain, with bronze going to Mexico’s Trinidad Meza and Diego Villalobos.

The athletes were very pleased to win the gold medal at the World Championship on Chinese New Year. The Chinese athletes have set a high standard, winning the majority of gold medals awarded at the event so far.

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