Laura Wilkinson the gold medalists places 5th

August 21st, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Laura Wilkinson
Laura Wilkinson,the gold medalist for 2000 Olympic, 2004 World Cup Championship and 2005 World Champion and also the gold medalist of Goodwill Games Platform for the year 1998.

Laura Wilkinson, finished fifth at the 10-meter dive in the women’s platform preliminaries on 20 August,2008 on Wednesday night at the National Aquatics Center and the Teammate Haley Ishmastsu finishing tenth.

Wilkinson said her time in Beijing reminded her of Sydney, when she felt as if it were her last Olympics.

“It feels like that same thing — this is my one shot,” she said. “I’ve got to take it.”

Laura Wilkinson having finished with 370.70 points and Ishmatsu scoring 329 points. The China’s two divers are on the lead. Chen Ruolin who scores with top rank with 428.80 points and Wang Xin with 420.30. Emily Heyman who qualifies third for Canada with 403.85 and Australia’s Alexandra Croak with 383.75.

Followed by the paired Mexican who ranks the sixth and seventh position. Out of the 29 divers, 18 divers moved for the semi-finals at the Beijing Games but for the top two spots in the finals Chen and Wang, will head to it.

In the Diving events, China has won six diving events, so far.

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