China continues Olympic diving dominance

China's Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan won the men's 10-meter synchronized platform Monday, making their country 2-for-2 in diving events at the London Olympics.

Nicholas McCrory and David Boudia finished third, giving the United States two diving medals here after Americans had gone 12 years without making an Olympic podium.

Cao and Zhang finished with 486.78 points to beat silver medalists German Sanchez Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro of Mexico by 17.88 points. Their gold medal came a day after Wu Minxia and He Zi captured the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard.

The Chinese entered the London Games having won all eight events at the world championships in February and 13 of the last 16 Olympic gold medals, including seven of eight at Beijing four years ago.

McCrory and Boudia finished 23.31 points back of the Chinese but added to the medal haul of Abigail Johnston and Kelci Bryant, who won silver Sunday for the U.S.'s first Olympic diving medal since Laura Wilkinson's platform gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Thomas Daley and Peter Waterfield of Great Britain placed fourth.