China’s 14-year-old diver Quan Hongchan wrapped up the 10m platform gold medal in stunning style after producing three perfect-10 dives at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
All six judges awarded her second, fourth and fifth dives – which all had a difficulty rating of 3.2 – with scores of 10 on Thursday afternoon.
Appearing in her first Games, Quan sealed China’s 33rd gold medal in Tokyo, obliterating the field with an incredible final overall score of 466.20.
“I want to thank [my parents] for encouraging me to relax and telling me to just go for my dives freely because it doesn‘t matter whether I get a medal or not,” she said.
Quan became the second-youngest Chinese Olympic gold medallist in diving, behind only Fu Mingxia who won 10m platform gold at Barcelona 1992 aged 13.
“I don’t think I’m a prodigy,” she added. “I don’t do well in my studies. You ask me all these questions and there’s only a blank in my mind.”
“I felt emotional,” Chen said. “You feel that all the sacrifices you made has amounted to something. Even if it’s not gold, a silver medal is also a great encouragement. I hope to continue and be there in Paris.”
“They’re amazing to watch and I’ve always looked up to all of the Chinese divers,” Wu said. “I definitely try to emulate their work ethic and I’m so happy that they also had a really good performance today.”
Quan led from the first round, where her forward three-and-a-half somersaults pike (3.0 difficulty) earned her a score of 82.50.
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‘How Fake Zenith Bank Agent Stole N141,000 From My Account’, Hairstylist Narrates
Mary Ajah, a hairstylist in Osun State, has narrated how a fraudster posing as a Zenith Bank representative defrauded her of N141,000.
The hairstylist said the scammer succeeded in his scheme because she was desperate to resolve a problem she had with her current bank account.
She said she chatted with the bank to find out what she could do to receive alerts via text messages and her email address but she was told to reach out to them via their social media handles or email addresses as they were not receiving calls at the time.
According to Ajah, this problem of not receiving notifications from her account had been going on since October, immediately after creating a current bank account.
“I sent an email to Zenith Bank, but they didn’t respond on time, so I chatted with them via Twitter. I got a number from the Twitter account and was asked to chat with them on WhatsApp,” Ajah said.
“I didn’t realise on time that the number I received was from an impostor. While we were chatting, the scammer said he wanted to help me link up my savings account to my current account so I could start getting notifications.
“Then I got a number from Twitter to chat with on WhatsApp, but I didn’t realise that it wasn’t their number.
“He requested my card details, which I gave him. But immediately after that, I noticed that they withdrew N141,000. It was then that I had to tell my account officer what had happened.”
Ajah stated that she reached out to the bank after the ugly incident occurred but nothing could be done to salvage the situation.
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BBTitans: HoH Blue Aiva And Partner Save Yemi’s Pair As Khosi, Miracle, 7 Others Face Possible Eviction
Housemates in the Big Brother Titans reality show have nominated each other for possible eviction on Sunday.
Recall that Blue Aiva and Kanaga Jnr emerged Head of House on Monday night.
This followed the eviction of Sandra and Theo during the live show on Sunday.
At the end of the nomination process on Monday, BlaqLeng, KhosiCle, ThabaNa, YeLisa and JayKay.
However the HOH, KanAiva saved Yelisa and replaced with MaYa.
Here is how housemates nominated:
YeLisa- JayKay and BlaqLeng
JayKay- JenniLi and ThabaNa
Royals -KhosiCle and ThabaNa
KhosiCle -Royals and BlaqLeng
JuVonne – KhosiCle and BlaqLeng
JenniLi -YeLisa and KhosiCle
JuOvla -BlaqLeng and ThabaNa
BlaqLeng -KhosiCle and JuVonne
MaYa -ThabaNa and BlaqLeng
ThabaNa -JayKay and YeLisa
KanAiva -JayKay and KhosiCle
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2023: I Rescued You From Obasanjo’s Onslaught, Tinubu Fires Atiku
….Your Continuous Gaffes, Miscues Are Effects Of Your Failing Health, Ex VP Replies Asiwaju
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has claimed he “rescued” the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Abubakar, who served as vice-president under Obasanjo, had a running battle with his former principal for years.
Both men reconciled ahead of the 2019 general election.
However, Obasanjo has since thrown his weight behind Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for this year’s poll.
Speaking on Monday during a campaign rally in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom, Tinubu said: “I am the one that rescued him from Obasanjo who wanted to roast him like goat meat.
“He ran away to Dubai, and when the election came again, he (Atiku) came for stomach infrastructure. We rehabilitated him in Lagos and gave him a ticket but he wasted it and used it to collect money.
“He faced Obasanjo, faced Buhari and failed. He failed with Jonathan. He failed in all his subjects.”
Meanwhile, the camp of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said the “constant gaffes” of All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Bola Tinubu were embarrassing.
Tinubu has made over 20 gaffes publicly since he declared his intention to contest, Atiku’s special assistant on public communication Phrank Shaibu indicated on Monday.
A statement he signed said in Tinubu’s rally in Akwa Ibom, the APC flagbearer goofed about making Atiku a Senate President though his opponent never contested any legislative election.
Shaibu noted that the former Lagos governor’s gaffes and miscues are “effects of his failing health” which present danger to national security.
The aide recalled Tinubu’s comment on recruitment of 50 million youths into the Army to solve the unemployment problem, advice to Nigerians to renew their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before they expire, among others.
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