Wilkinson retires without Olympic medal

August 21, 2008 9:14:34 AM PDT
Chen Ruolin rallied on her last dive, earning four 10s, to win the gold medal on women's 10-meter platform, making China 7-for-7 with one event remaining in the Beijing Olympics. Chen totaled 447.70 points Thursday night after hitting a backward 2 1/2 somersault with 1 1/2 twists with the title on the line.

Emilie Heymans of Canada, who led by 7.15 points going into Chen's last dive, earned the silver with 437.05. Chen's teammate, Wang Xin, took the bronze at 429.50.

American Laura Wilkinson, the 2000 Olympic champion, finished ninth in her final competition before retiring.

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