15-year-old Ren Qian won the gold medal in the women’s 10m platform final, becoming the youngest Olympic champion in Rio so far. (Image: fina.org)
15-year-old Ren Qian won the gold medal in the women’s 10m platform final, becoming the youngest Olympic champion in Rio so far. Ren is the first gold medallist, who was born in the 21st century. She made it six titles out of seven in the diving events for China.
Former world champion Si Yajie, who had led the way in the preliminary and semi-final rounds, completed a one-two for China, with Meaghan Benfeito clinching her second bronze of the Rio Games for Canada.
Reigning world champion Kim Kuk-hyang of DPR Korea failed to qualify from the preliminary round.
"I did pretty well, but not really so perfect, according to my expectations. You can consider me a perfectionist” - Ren Qian said.
"I focused on each individual dive and I think that's why I got the medal."
"I think from now on I'll train harder, I'll work harder so I can focus on my future."
"I'm not fully aware in what ways the Olmypics have changed my life but it has. "When I was a little kid, I always had a dream to do diving."
"I want to study law and also forensic medicine."