Matthew Mitcham, David Boudia into FINA World Cup 10m platform semis

Chinese divers continue their dominance at the Diving World Cup in London. So far they are five-for-five, sweeping through all the finals on both the men's and women's sides so far.

In the men's 10m platform preliminaries, considered the "main event," Lin Yue of China won the preliminary round, while defending Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham placed fourth. David Boudia was the top American, placing 12th in the prelim, while Thomas Finchum finished with a poor showing at 35th (he reportedly missed on two dives). Mitcham was the only diver to break the Chinese lock on gold in Beijing, so we'll see if he can do it again. The semifinals and finals are both Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Diving World Cup, Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie, probably best-known in gay circles for filling out his red swimsuit very nicely, finished fifth in the synchronized 3m springboard with his diving partner (remember this name), Reuben Ross. Americans Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen finished sixth in that event. Boudia and Nick McCrory finished fourth in the synchronized 10m platform and qualified for the Olympics.

Michael Leask was live-Tweeting from the event (and has some photos and videos), so you may want to follow him for Saturday's semis and finals.

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