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China's Chen leads semifinals of women's platform

Aug. 20, 2008, 11:45 p.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) China's Chen Ruolin led the semifinals of women's 10-meter platform Thursday, setting the home team up for its seventh diving gold of the Beijing Olympics.

Chen, the world's top-ranked diver on the high board, received on perfect 10 on her final attempt and easily led the 18-woman field with 444.60 points.

Mexico's Paola Espinosa was second with 400.75 and world champion Wang Xin of China was third with 388.55