June 30, 2022
The 2022 Budapest Swimming World Championships held the women's 10-meter platform final on the 27th. Olympic champion Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan won the championship and the runner-up. The total difference between the two was only 0.3 points.
It is not surprising that the Chinese players won the gold and silver medals. The only suspense is who will be better than the two teenagers. In the Tokyo Olympic Games, Quan Hongchan beat Chen Yuxi to win the championship, and the two people exchanged their rankings at the World Championships.
In the preliminaries and semi-finals, Chen Yuxi maintained the lead in total points. After the first two jumps in the final, Quan Hongchan took the lead. The third jump made a mistake at 207C, and the attitude of entering the water was poor. Chen Yuxi overtook the first place. In the last two jumps, Chen Yuxi also had flaws in his movements, and finally won the championship with 417.25 points. Quan Hongchan was only 0.3 points behind and took silver with 416.95 points. Malaysia's Pandelila Pamgar won the bronze medal with 338.85 points.
As the champion of this event at the 2019 Gwangju World Championships, 16-year-old Chen Yuxi successfully defended her title.
"The two World Championships champions have completely different feelings. When I won the championship last time, I didn't have much concept of the World Championships. After the experience of the World Championships and the Olympic Games, I have a better understanding of the meaning of such a gold medal to me." Chen Yuxi said , "To be honest, I think this time is not as good as when I won the World Championship last time."
Although in the eyes of the audience, Chen Yuxi's performance was impeccable, she was still not satisfied with her performance. "The performance of the game is not perfect. There are some flaws in one set of moves, especially the last two jumps. I hope I can play better and keep my movements more stable."
Regarding the score between the two of them, Chen Yuxi said that he didn't care too much about the difference. "I just think about the essentials of the movement, and dance my movements well."
As the champion of this event at the Tokyo Olympics, 15-year-old Quan Hongchan admitted that she felt real pressure. "I feel that I have received a lot of attention, and the atmosphere at the scene is very warm today. There was a moment in the game where I thought a little too much, and after the third jump, I didn't get distracted. I think I'm in good shape, but 207C is a little worse, and I will continue to work hard in the future. Practice."
In the history of women's 10-meter platform diving, there are only two athletes in the world who have won the next World Championships as Olympic champions, and one of them is Fu Mingxia (the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1994 Rome World Championships). Quan Hongchan missed this record.
Next, Quan Hongchan and Chen Yuxi will also partner in the women's double 10-meter platform competition.
"This feeling of being both a partner and an opponent is hard to describe. We are a healthy competition, and there is competition to move forward. If you stay in the comfort zone, you can't find the next goal. Double 10-meter platform, I hope we both Convert the pressure into power and jump out of the normal level." Chen Yuxi said.
In the open water field, in the men's 5km final, German star Werbrock won the second gold medal at the World Championships with a time of 52:48.8. On the 26th, he and his teammates won the men's and women's mixed 4x1500m relay championship. Italian star Partrinieri, who previously won the men's 1,500-meter freestyle championship in the indoor pool, won the silver medal. Ukraine's Romanchuk won the third place. Chinese players Meng Rui and Zhao Quan Bohang ranked 17th and 19th respectively.
In the women's 5km final, the open water women's 10km champion at the Tokyo Olympics, Brazil's Cunha won the gold with a time of 57 minutes, 52 seconds and 9 seconds. The silver medalist in the last World Championships, France's Aureli Muller won the runner-up again. Italy's Gabriel Schi won the bronze medal. China's 19-year-old Ma Xiaoming ranked 22nd.