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Women's Diving



I'd like to whine that it's not fair, or that there was some judging bias, or something like that.But Canada got second because the Chinese women are good divers. They're small, and they're shaped like they've been flattened out with a planer. And they have good control, good rotation and they fit between the molecules of water. Canada's Emilie Heymans has physical features you don't see on the 16-year-old Chinese divers. She has a shape. She has mass. Still, despite this, she takes the silver medal, with 437.05 in the 10m platform diving event. Gold medalist Ruolin Chen scored 447.70 with a miraculous dive for which the water parted, and Chen politely and wakelessly entered. You could see the disappointment, and no hint of surprise, on poor Emilie's face. But Heymans dove flawlessly after her third dive, scoring no less than 8.5 from any judge.I wonder if she'd hang out with me. I think I have my first and only Olympic crush.


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