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China's He Chong wins 3m springboard gold at worlds

2009-07-24 02:08:37 GMT2009-07-24 10:08:37 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

He Chong of China poses during the awarding ceremony after the Men's 3m Springboard Final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 23, 2009. He Chong claimed the champion with 505.20 points. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

He Chong of China performs during the Men's 3m Springboard Final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 23, 2009. He Chong won the gold medal with 505.20 points. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

He Chong of China, Troy Dumais of U.S., Alexandre Despatie show their medals during the awarding ceremony after the Men's 3m Springboard Final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 23, 2009. He Chong won the gold medal with 505.20 points. Troy Dumais and Alexandre Despatie respectively won the silver and bronze medal with 498.40 and 490.30 points. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

ROME, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Olympic champion He Chong of China won the gold on the men's 3-meter springboard at the world championships here on Thursday.

He fought off a late challenge from American Troy Dumais to win with a total of 505.20. Dumais was second on 498.40.

Canada's former champion Alexandre Despatie, third placer in the synchronised 3-meter event with Reuben Ross, won a second bronze.

China's Zhang Xinhua, silver winner with in the 1-meter springboard, finished fourth.

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