The world champion and five-times champion at three Universiades claimed bronze with Diaz Prieto in the synchronised 10m platform competition at the end of day six of action in Kazan.
“I had a serious operation on her leg at the beginning of the year," Espinosa said. "It was important to me to do well, and I’m glad that I was able to win the medal that I have been pursuing so long.
"I participated in all five disciplines and only the last one gave me medal."
Day 10: Hosts Korea power ahead as Walker sprints to 800m gold
With the diving competition drawing to a close on Friday, China ended with team gold, with a total of 2437.97 points. The US took silver (2109.91) and Mexico bronze, having scored 2095.97 points.
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