Athens, Greece (Sports Network)-
The Olympic diving competition came to a close Saturday night with the men's 10-meter platform final, and China increased its medal take to nine with a gold and bronze medal.
Hu Jia claimed gold -- China's sixth in diving -- with 748.08 total points from the semifinal and final. His final two dives gave him a nearly insurmountable lead.
"I was really nervous at first," Hu said. "Almost everyone on the Chinese diving team has won a gold medal."
Hu's teammate Tian Liang finished in third place for the bronze medal with 729.66 points. Tian and Hu were gold and silver medalists, respectively, at the 2000 Sydney Games.
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