July 22nd, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain — The first title for Head athletes
German pair Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding won the gold medal in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform on Sunday, bringing an end to China's run of three consecutive titles at the swimming world championships.

"It feels just awesome to be here right now," Hausding said. "I was dreaming about being a world champion all my diving life and today it finally happened. Nobody can take that away from me. It's just positive feelings and positive motivation for the next two or three years until the Rio (de Janeiro Olympics)."

Germany may not have pulled off the most spectacular dives at the Montjuic Municipal pool with its views of Barcelona's skyline crowned by the Sagrada Familia basilica. But Klein and Hausding avoided the miscues that cost their main rivals the gold and took full advantage of their opportunities.