China Claims Final FINA/NVC Diving World Series Title

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April 23rd, 2017 Diving, News

Team China, who has claimed 37 out of 40 Series titles this season, tops once more the medals table of the ultimate leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017 with a grand total of 8 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.

China was defeated in the men’s 3m springboard event as well as the men’s 3m synchronised, respectively won by Olympic champions of Great Britain Jack Laugher (567.15) and Russian pair Evgenii Kuznetsov / Ilia Zakharov (422.88).

Xie Siyi (CHN) however still secured the second place in the individual 3m (528.50), while teammate Cao Yuan took bronze (500.50).

Diving ace Chen Aisen of China topped the 10m with 569.10 points and was followed very closely by Yang Hao (CHN, 564.50) and Britain’s Thomas Daley (493.80).

In the synchronised version of the latter event, Chinese duet Yang Hao / Chen Aisen proved to be the best technically and scored 477.84 points. Germans Sascha Klein / Patrick Hausding came second (430.68) and Aleksandr Bondar / Viktor Minibaev of Russia third (422.16).

In the women’s competition, China earned the gold in every single events both individual and synchro.

With 378.40 points, Olympic and World champion Shi Tingmao won her pet event – the 3m, while teammate Wang Han took silver (360.80) and Maddison Keeney (AUS, 328.30) was the last one on the podium in Windsor, Canada.

Si Yajie was the best in the 10m in 390.60. Australia’s Melissa Wu bagged the silver medal (384.00) and another Chinese diver – Ren Qian – closed the podium in 360.70.

Qian also won the synchro 10m platform with Si Yajie (336.66), while Chang Yani / Shi Tingmao grabbed the gold at stake in the springboard version of the event.

Wang Han / Li Zheng (3m, 335.10) and Lian Jie / Lian Junjie (CHN) (10m, 344.37) dominated the mixed events.

Take a look at the final RANKING of 2017 here*
*prize money will be announced at a later stage

Medals Distribution in Windsor

CHN – 8 Gold; 3 Silver & 3 Bronze

GBR – 1 Gold & 2 Silver

RUS – 1 Gold & 1 Silver

AUS – 1 Gold & 4 Silver

MAS – 1 Gold

MEX – 1 Gold

CAN – 3 Silver

GER – 1 Silver

Medallists in Windsor

MEN
3m springboard:
1. Jack Laugher (GBR) 567.15; 2. Xie Siyi (CHN) 528.50; 3. Cao Yuan (CHN) 500.50
10m platform: 1. Chen Aisen (CHN) 569.10; 2. Yang Hao (CHN) 564.50; 3. Thomas Daley (GBR) 493.80
3m springboard synchro: 1. Evgenii Kuznetsov / Ilia Zakharov (RUS) 422.88; 2. Jahir Ocampo / Rommel Pancheco (MEX) 411.51; 3. Cao Yuan / Xie Siyi /CHN)  400.50
10m platform synchro: 1. Yang Hao / Chen Aisen (CHN) 477.84; 2. Sascha Klein / Patrick Hausding (GER) 430.68; 3. Aleksandr Bondar / Viktor Minibaev (RUS) 422.16

WOMEN
3m springboard: 1. Shi Tingmao (CHN) 378.40; 2. Wang Han (CHN) 360.80; 3 Maddison Keeney (AUS) 328.30
10m platform: 1. Si Yajie (CHN) 390.60; 2. Melissa Wu (AUS) 384.00; 3. Ren Qian (CHN) 360.70
3m springboard synchro: 1. Chang Yani / Shi Tingmao (CHN) 310.80; 2. Jennifer Abel / Melissa Citrini Beaulieu (CAN) 305.52; 3. Esther Qin / Anabelle Smith (AUS) 299.70
10m platform synchro: 1. Ren Qian / Si Yajie (CHN) 336.66; 2. Nur Dhabitah Binti Sabri / Pandelela Pamg (MAS) 298.80; 3. Tonia Couch / Lois Toulson (GBR) 298.62

MIXED EVENTS
3m synchro:
1. Wang Han / Li Zheng (CHN) 335.10; 2. Jennifer Abel / Francois Imbeau-Dulac (CHN) 311.55; 3. Kevin Chavez / Maddison Keeney (AUS) 308.82
10m synchro: 1. Lian Jie / Lian Junjie (CHN) 344.37; 2. Vincent Riendeau / Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) 314.82; 3. Melissa Wu / Domonic Bedgood (AUS) 314.04

Diving World Series 2017 calendar (completed)

1. Beijing (CHN) – March 3-5
2. Guangzhou City (CHN) March 9-11
3. Kazan (RUS) March 31- April 2
4. Windsor (CAN) April 21-23

Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 207 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

News courtesy of FINA.

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