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Aussie Mitcham prevents China diving sweep

Aug. 23, 2008, 9:45 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Matthew Mitcham of Australia has won the men's 10-meter platform, preventing China from sweeping the Olympic diving gold medals.

Mitcham earned four perfect 10s on his last dive. He totaled 537.95 points in the six-dive final, edging Zhou Luxin of China by 4.80 points.

It was Australia's first platform title and its first diving gold since 1924.

Zhou crooked his entry on his last dive. He took the silver with 533.15 points. Gleb Galperin of Russia earned the bronze with 525.80.