|Aussie's final dive derails Chinese history |
|Matthew Mitcham upset Chinese favorite Zhou Luxin to win the gold medal in the men's 10-meter platform.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Australia's Matthew Mitcham pulled off a stunning final dive Saturday to shock Chinese favorite Zhou Luxin to win the gold medal in the men's 10-meter platform.|
It ended China's quest to sweep the eight diving events at the Beijing Olympics.
Trailing Zhou by 37.3 points entering the final dive, Mitcham scored outstanding points on a near-flawless back 2 1/2 somersault with 2 1/2 twists -- a dive with a 3.8 degree of difficulty.
Zhou, who dove before Mitcham, went with an easier attempt, a reverse 3 1/2 somersault, and scored poorly.
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