|Athletes from 20 nations* took the plunge this weekend in Gatineau, Canada, for the second leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2017.
Chinese divers won most events on the three-day programme (April 6-8) to the exception of the 10m platform in the women’s competition where Japan’s Nana Sasaki took gold in 338.70 and the men’s 10m synchro event which was won by Great Britain’s Matthew Dixon / Noah Williams with 406.32.
Diving ace He Chao topped the 3m with 502.65 points, finishing ahead of Liam Stone (NZL) and Sho Sakai (JPN) who scored 457.40 and 453.45 points respectively.
He Chao was equally successful in the 3m sychnro event with teammate Liu Cheng Ming and took gold in 407.01.
Canada’s Vincent Riendeau ranked second in the 10m platform ahead of Matthew Dixon of Great Britain, while Yang Jian (CHN) was the best in this event with a strong 550.60.
In the women’s competition, Jia Dongjin (CHN) took gold in the 3m (361.05), in front of Australia Anabelle Smith and host country diver Pamela Ware.
Chinese pairs Chen hui Ling / Jian Dongjin and Zhang Rui / Liu Xin were the best in the duet events, respectively scoring 302.70 and 324.36 points.
The next meet of the Grand Prix 2017 will be held in San Juan (PUR) on May 4-7.
*Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA
Medallists in Gatineau
3m – 1. He Chao (CHN) 502.65; 2. Liam Stone (NZL) 457.40; 3. Sho Sakai (JPN) 453.45
10m – 1. Yang Jian (CHN) 550.60; 2. Vincent Riendeau (CAN) 457.25; 3. Matthew Dixon (GBR) 446.25
3m synchro – 1. He Chao / Liu Cheng Ming (CHN) 407.01; 2. Sebastian Villa Castaneda / Ga Restrepo (COL) 380.22; 3. Dashiel Enos / Henry Fusaro (USA) 371.25
10m synchro – 1. Matthew Dixon / Noah Williams (GBR) 406.32; 2. Alexis Jandard / Lois Szymczak (FRA) 348.84; 3. Jodan Windle / Ryan Hawkins (USA) 335.67
3m – 1. Jia Dongjin (CHN) 361.05; 2. Anabelle Smith (AUS) 317.35; 3. Pamela Ware (CAN) 311.90
10m – 1. Nana Sasaki (JPN) 338.70; 2. Zhang Minjie (CHN) 338.30; 3. Minami Itahashi (JPN) 332.80
3m synchro – 1. Chen hui Ling / Jian Dongjin (CHN) 302.70; 2. Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu / Jennifer Abel (CAN) 291.00; 3. Anabelle Smith / Georgia Sheehan (AUS) 279.00
10m synchro – 1. Zhang Rui / Liu Xin (CHN) 324.36; 2. Matsuri Arai / Nana Sasaki (JPN) 307.32; 3. Melissa Wu / Taneka Kovchenko (AUS) 301.56
Diving Grand Prix 2017 calendar
1. Rostock (GER): February 24-26
2. Gatineau (CAN): April 6-9
3. San Juan (PUR): May 4-7
4. Madrid (ESP): May 26-28
5. Bolzano (ITA): July 5-7
6. Kuala Lumpur (MAS): October 26-29
7. Singapore (SGP): November 2-5
8. Gold Coast (AUS): November 9-11
News courtesy of FINA.