Olympics Diving 2012: Chen Ruolin Will Dominate Women's 10 Meter

Amy Streifer@AmyStreiferCorrespondent IAugust 9, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Ruolin Chen of China competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Preliminary on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Chen Ruolin is impeccable when she flies through the air. Her twists and turns are graceful, smooth and she hits the water with ease. Her flexibility can't possibly go unnoticed and her dives almost seem too good to be true.

Ruolin is consistent and the level of coordination she has surpasses that of many of her competitors. Ruolin will win gold in the women's 10-meter competition. She has already won gold in the women's synchronised 10m platform final, and if she's on her A-game during the 10m individual event, she should walk away with gold hanging from her neck.

In the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, Chen won two gold medals for women's 10m synchronised platform and 10m platform. 

During the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Chen won gold medals in the 10m platform and 10m synchronized platform. Chen became the first Chinese female diver who managed to claim all of the gold medals in women's platform events during the Olympics Games, World Cup and World Championships.

Chen surpasses her competition when it comes to diving. She has everything she needs in order to win gold in the 10m, and it will be hard for the other females to compete with such a strong, consistent, well-rounded diver.

The 19-year-old diving prodigy shows extreme athleticism, picture-perfect technique and grace when she flies off into the water. She makes the dives look easy, which is clearly not the case. Chen rarely breaks form and her coach Ren Shaofen must be proud as he looks on from the bottom of the pool.

Chen is young and she can only get better as she gets older, while her mental and physical experience continues to grow.