China's Town: The athletes making their mark here at London 2012

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Chinese athletes are proving dominant across the Olympic venues and day four was certainly no exception. Jack Pitt-Brooke surveys another exceptional set of results

1 DIVING Six confident and precise dives from the Chinese teenage pair Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan won the gold medal in the men's synchronised 10m platform event yesterday afternoon.

2 WOMEN'S SWIMMING Ye Shiwen, emerging as one of the faces of the Games for her remarkable gold in the women's 400m individual medley, with a final 50m faster than Ryan Lochte, dazzled again in the heats for the 200m individual medley. Ye produced by far the fastest performance, 1.61 seconds ahead of the next fastest.

3 GYMNASTICS Success in the men's team final yesterday, as the nation secure their second gold medal of the day, finishing top of the event with 275.997 points.

4 FENCING Chinese fencer Sun Yujie impressively won the bronze medal match against South Korea's Shin A-Lam 15-11. The match was delayed by an hour after Shin had appealed for her semi-final loss to Britta Heidemann.

5 BASKETBALL The Chinese women's basketball team maintained their excellent start by beating Croatia 83-58 in the preliminary round. Lijie Miao scored 18 points and 10 rebounds for China.

6 TABLE TENNIS Ding Ning is through to the quarter-finals of the women's singles table tennis after beating Hiang Juajun of Hong Kong 4-1 today. "I feel pressure because of the expectations on me, but I'm not afraid," said Ding.

7 SINGLES BADMINTON Reigning men's Olympic champion Lin Dan is through to the round of 16. In the women's event, the No 1 seed for the badminton women's singles Wang Yihan also won.

8 BOXING Chinese boxer Meng Fanlong beat Ahmed Bakri 17-8 in the round of 32 light-heavyweight (81kg) division. Bakri blamed the referee. "The referee had an effect because some decisions did not go my way," he said. "The referees are closed to the Moroccans."

9 BADMINTON MIXED DOUBLES In the badminton mixed doubles, Xu Chen and Ma Jin won their second game yesterday, beating Thai pair Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam 21-19, 21-12.

10 MEN'S SWIMMING Sun Yang, who had previously powered to gold in the 400m freestyle, won the 200m freestyle silver.

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