OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992 - Round-Up: Diving: Sun shines brilliantly

Click to follow
The Independent Online
THE diving competition, which has provided such spectacular pictures from the hills above Barcelona, saved its best for the very last.

Sun Shuwei, the 16-year-old world champion, produced a dive of the rarest brilliance to clinch the gold in the men's platform event.

Four judges awarded him the perfect 10 (a lot rarer than in gymnastics) and he totalled 99.96 points, by far the highest score of any diver in any competition, for his reverse three and a half somersaults.

Rob Morgan, of Britain, put in an excellent series to climb from 11th place to fifth overall.