August 21, 2008

Laura Wilkinson Olympic Diving Results (VIDEO)

Here's the video of Laura Wilkinson, US Star in the Beijing Olympic Diving Competition.

Laura Wilkinson Olympic Diving Results (video)

Attempting to avoid a second straight shutout in the diving medals for the United States, Laura Wilkinson was fifth after completing the second-best dive of the opening round.

Wilkinson won this event in Sydney and the Americans have not won a medal in diving since. The 30-year-old plans to retire after these games.

Chantelle Newbery, the Australian who won this event at the 2004 Athens Games, did not qualify this year.

Teenage divers Chen Ruolin and Wang Xin led the standings in preliminaries for the 10-meter platform at the Water Cube on Wednesday in the one diving event China did not win at the previous two Olympics.

China has already won the opening six diving events of these games, and is going for a clean sweep of all eight golds.

Chen received two perfect 10s on his final dive, a back 2 1/2 somersault with 1 1/2 twists, executing slightly better than Wang, who closed with the same dive.

Chen led with 428.80 points, Wang was second with 420.30 and Emilie Heymans of Canada qualified third with 403.85 before a near capacity crowd at the Water Cube.

The top 18 finishers, including Laura Wilkinson, qualified for Thursday's semifinals.

Laura Wilkinson Olympic Diving Results (video) Posted at August 21, 2008 1:55 AM

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