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China storm to gold in women's 10m synchro

China's Liu Huixia and Chen Ruolin compete in the women's 10-metre synchro platform preliminary diving event in the FINA World Championships at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic in Barcelona on July 22, 2013. The pair eased to victory in Monday's world championship final of the women's 10m synchronised platform in Barcelona.

China's Liu Huixia and Chen Ruolin compete in the women's 10-metre synchro platform preliminary diving event in the FINA World Championships at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic in Barcelona on July 22, 2013. The pair eased to victory in Monday's world championship final of the women's 10m synchronised platform in Barcelona.  (AFP)

The Chinese pair of Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia eased to victory in Monday's world championship final of the women's 10m synchronised platform in Barcelona.

Four-time Olympic champion Chen had been partnered by Wang Hao for her gold medals in this event at last year's Olympic Games and the 2011 world championships, however Liu proved a capable replacement as the pair led from their first dive to finish comfortably ahead of the field on 356.28 points.

Canadian pair Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion produced a brilliant final dive to claim silver on 331.41, less than three tenths of a point ahead of Malaysians Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Mun Yee Leong, who repeated their world championship bronze medal from four years ago with 331.14 points.

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