Liu Huixia and Zhu Jiaming from Hubei won the women's 10-meter platform synchronized gold at China's National Games here on Monday.
Liu, winner of the event at the Barcelona world championships in July with Chen Ruolin, collected 347.10 points with her partner Zhu to clinch the gold.
Olympic champion Chen took the silver with Wu Shengping for Jiangsu with 329.l0, while Si Yajie, who won the individual platform title at Barcelona, brought Shanxi a bronze with Jiao Jingjing in 320.46.
The 15-year-old Liu said Chen was her idol and to compete with Chen gave her lots of pressure.
"We are partners at the national team, but today she is my rival," Liu said. "She caught a cold but still performed very well today."
Chen, two-time Olympic champion in the event, was also satisfied with her result.
"Actually I think it is my best performance in synchronized platform," she said. "Wu Shengping is a good partner, and we did great synchronization."
"I will focus on the individual event and wish for good result," Chen added.