Russia's Ilya Zakharov Wins Diving Gold, China Adds Three Medals Tuesday Evening

On a quiet day for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, China put some distance between itself and Team USA in the medal count, despite Russia's Ilya Zakharov providing a rare counterpoint to Chinese dominance in diving.

Zakharov edged China's Qin Kai to win the men's 3-meter springboard and earn the first diving gold not taken by a Chinese diver at these 2012 Summer Games. China did get two medals in the event, though, with He Chong finishing third for bronze.

China also added a bronze in synchronized swimming, as Liu Ou and Huang Xuechen teamed to placed third behind Russia and Spain in the event. That gave China nine medals on the day, or one-sixth of the 54 handed out to that point on Tuesday.

However, in another of China's fortes, the Chinese didn't get any medals from men's over-105kg weightlifting. Iran swept gold and silver, while Russia added another bronze.

Medals were also awarded in men's 66kg and 96kg Greco-Roman wrestling. In 66kg, South Korea's Kim Hyeonwoo beat Hungary's Tamas Lorincz for gold, and France and Georgia each scored bronzes. In 96kg, Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei won gold, beating Russia's Rustam Totrov, while Sweden and Armenia took home bronze medals.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub.

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