Press release courtesy of FINA: Australia bags women’s 3m title to deny China golden sweep in Gold Coast
October 31, 2016 – FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX 2016
Teenager Georgia Sheehan of Australia earned home gold in the 3m springboard event (319.70) at FINA Diving Grand Prix in Gold Coast, from October 27-30 to deny China golden sweep.
Team China remained the dominant nation across the four-day competition and earned gold in every single individual and synchronised events, apart from the women’s 3m, in which China with Wang Han earned silver in 276.65 points and Canada’s Mia Vallee bronze (262.75).
The USA and Australia stepped four and three times on the podium respectively with three silver and one bronze for the USA and two silver and one bronze for Australia.
Canada, Singapore and Malaysia were other nations claiming a medal in Gold Coast.
The competition resumes on November 4 in Singapore (SIN) for the final leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2016.
Medallists in Singapore
Men 3m springboard: 1. Peng Jianfeng (CHN) 490.90, 2. Kevin Chavez (AUS) 423.85, 3. Jordan Windle (USA) 419.40 10m platform: 1. Yang Jian (CHN) 558.70, 2. Yang Hao (CHN) 423.90, 3. Declan Stacey (AUS) 413.25 3m synchro: 1. Xie Siyi/Huang Bowen (CHN) 409.92, Lee Mark/Lee Timothy (SIN) 342.09, 3. Yiwei Chew/Tze Liang Ool (MAS) 331.17 10m synchro: 1. Yang Hao/Xu Zewei (CHN) 393.24
Women 3m springboard: 1. Georgia Sheehan (AUS) 319.70, 2. Wang Han (CHN) 276.65, 3. Mia Vallee (CAN) 262.75 10m platform: 1. Lian JIe (CHN) 346.55, 2. Tarrin Gilliland (USA) 299.20, 3. Xia Bingqing (CHN) 282.25 3m synchro: 1. Xu Zhihuan/Wang Han (CHN) 298.20, Gerogia Sheehan/Jayah Mathews (AUS) 283.80, Caeli McKay/ Mia Vallee (CAN) 266.85 10m synchro: 1. Xia Bingqing/Xia Yujie (CHN) 278.73, 2. Delaney Schnell/Tarrin Gilliand (USA), 3. Loh Zhiayi/Kimberly Bong Qian Ping (MAS) 195.06
2016 FINA Diving Grand Prix calendar
1. Madrid (ESP): January 15-17 2. Rostock (GER): January 29-31 3. San Juan (PUR): March 31-April 3 4. Gatineau (CAN): April 7-10 5. Bolzano (ITA): July 15-17 6. Kuching (MAS): October 21-23 7. Gold Coast (AUS): October 27-30
8. Singapore (SIN): November 4-6