FINA Unveils 2019 Hosts, Dates for Diving World Series

by SwimSwam 2

July 24th, 2018 Diving, News

Courtesy: FINA

FINA is pleased to reveal the 2019 calendar of the prestigious annual circuit of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series, a competition exclusively open to the world’s diving elite with numerous World and Olympic champions taking part every year.

Two internationally renowned hosts will integrate the circuit this year; Sagamihara (JPN) as the inaugural leg of the 2019 circuit and London (GBR) which will conclude the competition. London last hosted a leg of the Series in 2015, while it will be Sagamihara’s first ever meet.  The event will kick-off on March 1-3 in Sagamihara and will then move to Beijing (CHN) on March 7-9. The last three meets will be held in Montreal (CAN, April 26-28) and Kazan (RUS, May 10-12) and London (GBR, May 17-19).

The Chinese capital has been hosting a leg of this Series since 2011 without exception while Kazan is on board since 2015, the year the city organized a fantastic FINA World Championships.

There are 10 events on the program: men’s 3m springboard / men’s 10m platform, men’s synchronized 3m springboard / 10m platform, women’s 3m springboard / women’s 10m platform, women’s synchronized 3m springboard / 10m platform and two mixed events (3m + 10m).

The total prize money available for the 2019 Series is approaching USD 1.5M. Only divers taking part in all five legs are eligible for the overall prize money

The FINA/CNSG Diving World Series provides an additional opportunity for divers to prepare for the 18th FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju (KOR) and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, giving them worldwide visibility through the  broadcast agreements in place.

You will be able to closely follow LIVE all the results of this meet on the FINA app, and all finals will be live streamed on FINAtv.

Check out the 2018 results and rankings.

Diving World Series 2019 calendar

1. Sagamihara (JPN) : March 1-3

2. Beijing (CHN) : March 7-9

3. Montreal (CAN) : April 26-28

4. Kazan (RUS) : May 10-12

5. London (GBR) : May 17-19

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mike in dallas

No $$$$$ unless an athlete competes in all FIVE?
How is a diver supposed to seriously train, AND meet this schedule?
IMHO, not a good deal.

Dave-O in Georgia

FINA is a for-profit org. The World Series is for divers who´s primary ¨job¨ is diving, not part-time athletes also going to school. World Series divers must be invited to compete. The divers at this level arrive 1-2 weeks BEFORE the first event of a meet. The Grand Prix series is for less accomplished athletes, though a few of the top might compete in a GP event if it is convenient to their schedule and location. The Diving training system in the USA is hindered by the FINA meet setup, because almost all the top USA divers are college students on scholarship with commitments to their respective universities. College meets take priority over FINA meets. That´s part of the price… Read more »

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