China dominant in men's 1m springboard

Chinese divers Peng Jianfeng and He Chao completed a one-two in the men's one-metre springboard at the world aquatics championships in Budapest on Sunday, restoring China's traditional dominance of the discipline.

China's Peng Jianfeng competes in the men's 1m springboard final on July 16, 2017
China's Peng Jianfeng competes in the men's 1m springboard final on July 16, 2017 (AFP)

Chinese divers Peng Jianfeng and He Chao completed a one-two in the men's one-metre springboard at the world aquatics championships in Budapest on Sunday, restoring China's traditional dominance of the discipline.

While China had won eight of the previous 11 world titles in this event, only one Chinese diver had finished on the podium in the last two world meets.

With 448.40 points Peng pipped his compatriot He (447.20) to the gold, while Italy's Giovanni Tocci took bronze (444.25).

"Finally I reached the level I wanted to be at," said Peng.

Germany's Patrick Hausding (439.25) in fourth, and the American Mike Hixon (439.15) in fifth, just missed out on the podium.