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Shi, Chang get another gold for China in diving at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) China claimed its fourth gold medal at the world swimming championships Monday when Shi Tingmao and Chang Yani won the country’s ninth straight world title in women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized diving.

Shi and Chang led from the first round and produced an almost-perfect forward 2-1/2 somersaults, one twist pike in the fifth for a total of 333.30 points.

It brought Shi her sixth gold medal in diving at the worlds and her fourth in this event.

Melissa Citrini Beaulieu and Jennifer Abel finished with an inward 2-1/2 somersaults pike to claim Canada’s first medal of the championships, a silver, with 323.