Two-time Olympic gold medalist of both synchro and individual 10m platform Chen Ruolin is the youngest Chinese athlete to get 4 golds.
Defending Olympic champion Chen Ruolin asserted supremacy to win women's platform diving at London Games on Thursday, marking the 200th gold medal for China in the Summer Olympics history.
The 19-year-old Chen led all the way in the final and expanded gap with rivals, edging over silver medalist Australian Brittany Broben with a huge margin of 55.8 points
. She only needed 30.6 points to win the gold
by her last dive, but continued to dominate with a 86.40
for a total of 422.30 points.
Her epic victory made her winner of both individual and synchro platform events at two consecutive Olympic Games, the second diver for such remarkable achievements following legendary Guo Jingjing. But Guo Jingjing was 27, and she's only 19.
When Chen Ruolin finished her ceremony, she threw the flower to singer Show Luo
, who was there to watch her win.
"Was just looking at her gloriously accepting everyone's applause and cheers, when suddenly a bouquet flew in front of me. I couldn't believe it, when I held the champion flowers, I was suddenly stunned and went numb all over! Because ~ becasue~ Chen Ruolin gave her champion to me! Ahh~ You're so great~ All the athletes, you're all so great~ So strong~" Show wrote on his weibo.
sources: Beijing Review