The fifth stop of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2014, held in Guanajuato (MEX) on May 15-18, was a show of strength by China and Mexico: the two diving powerhouses climbed the podium a total 11 times. The locals pocketed three titles – the men’s 3m springboard, the men’s and women 3m springboard synchro – while China swept the five remaining events. Australia and USA also obtained a podium spot.
Mexico’s Jahir Ocampo stunned Chinese favourite Li Shixin in the men’s 3m springboard, finishing first with a total 462.10. Ocampo’s teammate Julian Sanchez placed third in the event. In the men’s 10m platform, Huo Liang (CHN) edged out compatriot Zhang Yanquan for the gold, scoring 552.15 points. Home favourite Jonathan Ruvalcaba completed the podium.
Among women, Wun Chunting (CHN) took out the women’s 3m springboard (344.10 points), besting teammate Wei Ying, second, and Laura Sanchez (MEX), third. In the women’s 10m platform, Ren Qian remained unchallenged, scoring a total 416.00 points. Ji Siyu (CHN) was second while local hope Alejandra Madrigal took the bronze.
MEDALLISTS IN GUANAJUATO (MEX)
3m springboard: 1. Jahir Ocampo (MEX) 462.10; 2. Li Shixin (CHN) 448.95; 3. Julian Sanchez (MEX) 445.85
10m platform: 1. Huo Liang (CHN) 552.15; 2. Zhang Yanquan (CHN) 547.00; 3. Jonathan Ruvalcaba (MEX) 494.15
3m springboard synchro: 1. Jahir Ocampo/Rommel Pacheco (MEX) 419.40; 2. Carlos Moreno/Julian Sanchez (MEX) 412.08; 3. Li Shixin/Sun Zhiyi (CHN) 407.22
10m platform synchro: 1. Zhang Yanquan/Huo Liang (CHN) 463.35; 2. Ivan Garcia/German Sanchez (MEX) 427.08; 3. Diego Balleza/Jonathan Ruvalcaba (MEX) 409.44
3m springboard: 1. Wu Chunting (CHN) 344.10; 2. Wei Ying (CHN) 329.25; 3. Laura Sanchez (MEX) 327.85
10m platform: 1. Ren Qian (CHN) 416.00; 2. Ji Siyu (CHN) 363.95; 3. Alejandra Madrigal (MEX) 357.55
3m springboard synchro: 1. Dolores Hernandez/Paola Espinoza (MEX) 295.20; 2. Wu Chunting/Zheng Qulin (CHN) 287.70; 3. Abby Johnston/Laura Ryan (USA) 284.70
10m platform synchro: 1. Ren Qian/Ji Siyu (CHN) 338.58; 2. Rachel Bugg/Melissa Wu (AUS) 298.20; 3. Alejandra Orozco/Paola Espinoza (MEX) 292.26
Next FINA Diving Grand Prix stops:
No6 in Bolzano (ITA) from August 1-3
No7 in Singapore (SIN) from October 17-19
No8 in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) from October 24-26
Courtesy of FINA.