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China poised for golden sweep in Olympic diving

China asserted its position as the world's diving superpower at the 2004 Athens Olympics, winning six of eight events. The Chinese have only gotten better.Four years ago at the Beijing Games, they won seven of eight gold medals on home soil. At last year's world championships — again on home soil in Shanghai — they won all eight golds for the first time.They'll try to match that golden sweep at the London Games. The Chinese are positioned to pull it off, too, with their divers ranked No. 1 in the world in every event."The entire world is chasing China," said Greg Louganis, the four-time Olympic champion who set a standard in the 1980s that the rest of the world is still trying to match. "It's hard to compete with that. It's a Communist country, that's pretty much all they do, train, train, train. So much of their execution is muscle memory."China's only miss in Beijing was men's 10-meter platform, where Australian Matthew Mitcham pulled the upset with a flawless final dive. He'll be in...

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