Olympics: Japan's Itahashi 8th In Women's 10 - M Platform Diving


Olympics: Japan's Itahashi 8th in women's 10-m platform divingJapan's Minami Itahashi finished eighth in the Rio Games' women's 10-meter platform diving competition on Thursday.
The 16-year-old, who was 16th in the event at last year's world championships, totaled 356.60 points at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Itahashi saved her best dive for last, scoring 83.20 points on her fifth and final effort.


Chinese 15-year-old Ren Qian, the silver medalist at last year's worlds, won the gold medal with 439.25 points, followed in second by 17-year-old compatriot Si Yajie, the 2013 world champion and 2014 Asian Games champion.

Canada's Meaghan Benfeito takes home her second bronze of the Games, having also medaled in the 10-meter synchronized competition.