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China's female diver won seven medals in Rio Olympics 2016
China’s Wu Minxia won a gold medal in the women’s 3 meters synchronized springboard.China’s Wu Minxia won a gold medal in the women’s 3 meters synchronized springboard.

China's Wu Minxia won a gold medal in the women's 3 meters synchronized springboard.

The 30-year-old together with partner Shi Tingmao beat their competition in all five dives for a score of 345.6 which is ahead of Italy's 313.83 points for Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape. Australia took home the bronze with 299.19 points.

"I didn't think about (the records) that much because if one thinks about it too much it might affect your process," Minxia said. "Now that I've won the gold medal, I feel that I competed very well so I'm extremely happy," she said.

In addition, she has also won the most Olympic diving gold medals, leaving behind United States' Greg Louganis and Pat McCornick on four.

Finally, after also taking gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, she became the record holder for the most gold medals in the same Olympic diving event.

However, Rio 2016 would probably be the last Olympics for Minxia but she would still try to keep competing.

 "Maybe it's because nobody has competed beyond 30-years-old, when you're talking about the Chinese team, but given that there's this opportunity before me I would like try it."

"To reach today, it's probably very difficult for the normal person to imagine what I have had to overcome, what drive and condition it needs, fatigue ... But the result today makes me feel like it's all worth it," she said.

The Chinese team is giving its best to get all the eight golds at the diving competition after winning 6 at the London 2012 Olympics.

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