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France captures gold in team diving at aquatics worlds

Matthieu Rosset and Laura Marino won the mixed three and 10-metre team event Tuesday for France's first medal in any diving competition at the world aquatics championships.

Matthieu Rosset, Laura Marino win mixed 3 and 10-metre team event

France's Matthieu Rosset, left, Laura Marino, celebrate their gold medals after winning the team diving event Tuesday at the world aquatics championships. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via The Associated Press)

Matthieu Rosset and Laura Marino won the mixed three and 10-metre team event Tuesday for France's first medal in any diving competition at the world aquatics championships.  

"It's a great thing," said Rosset, who finished with a forward 2-½ somersaults 2 twists pike to snatch the gold from Mexico's Rommel Pacheco Marrufo and Viviana del Angel Peniche by 4.05 points. 

Mexico had been leading from the third round but there was no immediate disappointment from the silver medalists.

"It's my seventh world championships and my second medal," Pacheco said. "I'm very happy."

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Krysta Palmer and David Dinsmore of the United States claimed the bronze.

The 25-year-old Palmer claimed a surprising medal in her first international meet.

Knee injuries forced her to switch from gymnastics and trampoline to diving at age 20, and she hopes it leads all the way to Tokyo in 2020.

"It's always been [the goal to make] the Olympics," Palmer said. "To be in diving now and know this is only the beginning is really cool." 

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