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China's Zhou leads men's 10-meter platform prelims

Aug. 22, 2008, 10:24 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Zhou Luxin led after the men's 10-meter platform preliminaries, putting China in position to complete a sweep of the eight diving gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Zhou totaled 539.80 points Friday night, earning a perfect 10 on his toughest dive in the fourth round.

Matthew Mitcham of Australia was second with 509.60, followed by platform world champion Gleb Galperin of Russia.

Australia's Matthew Helm, the silver medalist four years ago in Athens, was fifth.

American teenagers David Boudia and Thomas Finchum were sixth and seventh.

The top 18 divers advanced to Saturday morning's semifinals.