Mixed 3m Synchro Springboard
Wang Han/Li Zheng (CHN) won her second gold in this event. She also won the first-ever gold in this event in 2015, at that time with Yang Hao (CHN).
Wang claimed her seventh World Championships medal in diving, and her second in 2017 - silver in the women's 3m Springboard event.
Wang Han: "Each event is a new challenge for us, we are tired physically and mentally, that would have been better if we had had a little more time to rest between the events. Of course, I'm satisfied with my form at the World Championship. I'm happy about achieving such good results. The secret of us, Chinese divers is to assign ourselves increasingly difficult tasks and goals and improve at all times. I really love Budapest, especially the architecture, which is totally different from what we are used to in China. I hope I will have some time to look around before returning home."
Thomas Daley (GBR) claimed silver. He won gold in the men's 10m platform later today to bring his total medal count on five medals. His partner Grace Reid could win a medal at her first World Championship.
Grace Reid: " I feel amazing, it's a fantastic achievement. I think we entered just to have some fun and it paid off today. The first three were so close to each other, I didn't know where we were, but we were diving well and it gave us some confidence for the last dive. We gave everything we had. Definitely this was my best form. This is my first World Championship and clinching a silver medal was beyond our expectations. I'm just over the moon. I love Budapest, this is my favorite city really. I've traveled over the world, but this is the city I love to come back to."
Jennifer Abel (CAN) and François Imbeau-Dulac (CAN) claimed bronze and became the first pair to win two medals in this event. They took silver in 2015.
Jennifer Abel: "Today was not our best, we did lots of mistakes, but we are really pleased with the 3rd place finish. This was a really long week for both of us. We can say we are close to the Chinese, we could beat them. We are happy with the result, we are still third in the world. It was a good World Championships edition for me, but I could still do better. We will now return to Canada and I will be reunited with my family. Our vacation begins now, so it will be a great time together."
Men's 10m Platform
Thomas Daley (GBR) won his second gold medal in this event after gold in 2009.
Only Greg Louganis (USA) and Qiu Bo (CHN) have won more gold in this event, three each.
Daley finished third in 2015, as well. He is the fifth diver with three or more medals in this event at the World Championships, after Qui Bo (4), David Boudia (USA, 3), Greg Louganis (3) and Tian Liang (CHN, 3).
"Springboard and platform are two very different disciplines, and the fact that I had to make mixed 3m synchro on the same day directly before the 10m final made it quite difficult for lots of athletes. Some actually ended up going out from 3m mixed synchro because they are 10m divers , so that they try to save their energy and form for the 10m. That's why I wanted to make it as light hearted and fun as possible because I knew my main event is the 10m platform as the mixed synchro isn't an Olympic event yet. So I decided to have as much fun as possible. In between the rounds singing and dancing under the shower I just enjoyed myself. The volunteers around the corner must have thought I was absolutely crazy singing alone , in fact I did the same on the 10m platform, too. Having a little bit of fun and enjoying it helped to dive."
"The last World Championship I won and this one were two very different experiences. In 2009 I did not expect to win a gold medal at all. I performed easier dives, I wasn't expecting to win, so I just went out and enjoyed it. Since then I've always wanted to win the gold, but this time now after the Olympics last year, when it didn't work out well, I had that same 15 year-old mentality on the end of the board. Enjoying it and loving my sport, doing what I do and love competing."
Before today, 2009 was the last time China had two divers on the podium in this event.
Chen Aisen: "I’m satisfied with my performance, I was very consistent, it was enough for a second place, because this final was a very high level one. Thomas Daley completed his jumps perfectly, his victory is well deserved."
Yang Jian: "I wasn’t in a good form in the semifinal, I was very disappointed. Mentally I started the final in a bad condition, but I made the most out of it, so I can be satisfied. In the previous years Chinese diving has developed a lot, the rest of the world have come closer and we hope we can clinch more gold medals in two years."
China won eight gold medals in diving in Budapest. They won 10 gold in 2015.
Ren Qian (CHN, G2-B1) won a record two gold and a total of three medals at a single World Championships edition.
Jennifer Abel (CAN) also claimed three medals in Budapest: G0-S1-B2.
Cheong Jun Hoong (MAS) won Malaysia's first-ever gold at the FINA World Championships by winning the women's 10m Platform.
For the first time, six different countries won gold in diving at a single World Championships edition: China (8), Australia (1), France (1), Great Britain (1), Malaysia (1) and Russia (1).