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Platas Wins Men’s 3-Meter Diving

August 3, 2000

MESSINA, Sicily (AP) _ Mexico’s Fernando Platas edged China’s Peng Bo in the men’s 3-meter springboard Thursday at the FINA diving Grand Prix.

Platas, who was in fifth place after the first five dives, came back to finish with 667.05 points, more than five points ahead of Peng. China’s Ke Nan Wang finished third, another seven points behind.

Platas earned a gold and silver at last year’s Pan Am Games.

Russians Eugenia Olshevskaga and Svetlana Timoshinina won the women’s 5-meter synchronized platform gold with a score of 299.79, comfortably ahead of Canada’s Emilie Heymans and Anne Mountminy.

Mexico’s Almazan Azul and Mary Jose Alcala finished third.

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