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China's Guo wins fifth straight world synchro title

2009-07-24 18:58:29 GMT2009-07-25 02:58:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Guo Jingjing (R) and Wu Minxia of China show their medal and mascot during the awarding ceremony for Women's 3m Synchro Springboard final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy July 24, 2009. Guo and Wu claimed gold with 348.00 points. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Guo Jingjing (R) and Wu Minxia of China react during the awarding ceremony for the women's 3m synchro springboard final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 24, 2009. Guo and Wu won the gold medal with 348.00 points.(Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Guo Jingjing/Wu Minxia of China compete during the women's 3m synchro springboard final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 24, 2009. Guo and Wu won the gold medal with 348.00 points.(Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia of China compete during Women's 3m Synchro Springboard final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy July 24, 2009. Guo and Wu claimed gold with 348.00 points. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Guo Jingjing/Wu Minxia of China compete during the women's 3m synchro springboard final in the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 24, 2009. Guo and Wu won the gold medal with 348.00 points.(Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

ROME, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Olympic champion Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia of China won their fourth women's 3-meter synchronized diving world title at the world championships here on Friday.

Guo, who won her fifth consecutive world 3m springboard title on Tuesday, has also won the synchronized event for the fifth time in a row. She won the event with Wu in the worlds in 2001, 2003 and 2007 and with Li Ting in 2005.

Guo had won the 3m springboard in the last two Olympic Games. She also teamed with Wu to win Olympic synchronized title twice.

Guo and Wu, who won the last two Olympic synchro titles, collected 348.00 points from their five dives.

Italy's Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape delighted the home crowd by taking a surprise silver medal with a score of 329.70.

The Russian pair of Julia Pakhalina, who won the one-metre springboard gold on Sunday, and Anastasia Pozdniakova recovered from a botched fourth dive to claim bronze.

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