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Wilkinson can't repeat Sydney success

Updated: August 22, 2004, 10:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The Chinese faltered again on the women's 10-meter platform. This time, the Australians -- not Laura Wilkinson -- took advantage.

Chantelle Newbery won Australia's first Olympic gold medal in diving since 1924 Sunday night, easily holding off China's Lao Lishi and Aussie teammate Loudy Tourky.

Newbery finished first with 590.31 points, prompting cheering Aussies to wave flags and plastic kangaroos at the indoor pool.

"I'm just rapt," she said. "I ...

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