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Interview with Britain's first Olympic diving champion


08-12-2016 16:08 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Olympics

Yesterday Great Britain's Chris Mears and Jack Laugher surprised reigning world champions Qin Kai and Cao Yuan in the three-metre synchronized springboard event to capture gold.

The accomplishment even more amazing because in 2009, Mears, suffered a ruptured spleen, went into a coma and was given a 5-percent chance to live. He was told he would never dive again.

Now he is an Olympic champ, and he discussed his triumph with CCTV's Tracey Holmes.

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