The 2015 FINA Diving Grand Prix’s last leg concluded this Sunday November 1 in Gold Coast, Australia, where the world’s finest divers delivered outstanding performances during the four-day competition.
Chinese dominance was broken with wins to Germany and Australia in synchro events and wins to Malaysia and Australia in the mixed events.
German divers and in particular Patrick Hausding stood out at this ultimate meet by winning both the men’s 3m and 10m synchro (396.12 in the 3m, 430.62 in the 10m).
Australia topped the 3m synchro (310.80) with Samantha Mills/Esther Qin as well as the mixed platform event with Nicholas Jeffree/Lara Travit. The pair had never dived together before Saturday. Malaysia’s Yan Yee Ng/ Muhammad Syafiq Puteh topped the mixed 3m event with 297.00 points.
China powerhouse still finished the competition on top of the leaderboard with five gold and three silver medals. Host nation Australia finished second with two gold, three silver and three bronze. Other nations on the podium this weekend were Canada and the USA.
The 2015 edition of the FINA Diving Grand Prix is now over after nine legs in four continents. It will resume with the 2016 edition in January with a first meet in Madrid (ESP) on January 15–17.
MEDALLISTS IN GOLD COAST (detailed results on fina.org)
3m springboard: 1. Bowen Huang (CHN) 458.80, 2. Joshua Kehagias (AUS) 444.15, 3. Ahmad Amsyar Azman (MAS) 416.20
10m platform: 1. Huang Zigan (CHN) 511.70, 2. Tai Xiaohu (CHN) 511.65, 3. Chew Yiwei (CHN) 401.35
3m synchro: 1. Stephan Feck/Patrick Hausding (GER) 396.12, 2. Michael Hoxon/Darian Schmidt (USA) 376.74, 3. Matthew Mitcham/Grant Nel (AUS) 373.41
10m synchro: 1. Sascha Klein/Patrick Hausding (GER) 430.62, 2. Lizhi Cao/Zigan Huang (CHN) 414.60, 3. Andriyan Andriyan/ Adityo Restu (INA) 330.99
3m springboard: 1. Wang Han (CHN) 339.70, 2. Esther Qin (AUS) 319.55, Maddison Keeney (AUS) 302.45
10m platform: 1. Ji Siyu (CHN) 368.05, 2. Celina Toth (CAN) 319.65, 3. Jun Hoong Cheong (MAS) 310.85
3m synchro: 1. Samantha Mills/Esther Qin (AUS) 310.80, 2. Qu Lin/Wang Han (CHN) 309.30
10m synchro: 1. Ji Siyu/Ding Yaying (CHN) 330.84, 2. Pandelela Rinong/Jun Hoong Cheong (MAS) 312.72, 3. Amelia Cozad/Jessica Parratto (USA) 279.90
3m: 1. Yan Yee Ng/Muhammad Syafiq Puteh (MAS) 297.00, 2. Esther Qin/Matthew Mitcham (AUS) 287.70, 3. Anabelle Smith/ Joshua Kehagias (AUS) 275.10
10m: 1. Nicholas Jeffree/Lara Travit (AUS) 274.32, 2. Yiwei Chew/Jun Hoong Cheong (MAS) 271.86, 3. Taneka Kovchenko/Kurtis Mathews (AUS) 257.10
FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX 2015 CALENDAR (completed)
February 20-22 – Rostock (GER)
April 2-5 – Leon (MEX)
April 9-12 – Gatineau (CAN)
April 16-19 – San Juan (PUR)
June 26-28 – Madrid (ESP)
July 3-5 – Bolzano (ITA)
October 16-18 – Singapore (SIN)
October 23-25 – Kuala Lumpur (MAS)
Oct 29-Nov 1 – Gold Coast (AUS)
Swimming news courtesy of FINA.