Germany, Russia, China Rule Rustock Diving Grand Prix

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February 18th, 2019 Diving, News

Courtesy: FINA

Germany, Russia and China were the most decorated teams this weekend in Rostock (GER) as the inaugural Diving Grand Prix 2019 leg took place from February 14-17.

In the men’s competition, home competitor Martin Wolfram clinched gold in the 3m springboard, collecting 417.35 points. Italy’s Lorenzo Marsaglia (402.25) and China’s Zhang Wenao (394.50) secured the silver and bronze medals at stake.

Russia’s Viktor Minibaev won the platform event with 483.75 points, while Yuan Song (CHN, 482.95) and Oleksii Sereda (UKR, 453.75) completed the podium.

Lars Rudiger / Patrick Hausding of Germany won the men’s 3m synchro event to the delight of the home crowd, accumulating 377.46 points. The German divers were followed by Nikita Nikolaev / Ilia Molchanov (RUS, 368.37) and Ma Depeng / Zhang Peng (CHN, 359.91).

China won its only gold medal of the men’s competition in the 10m synchro event, as Zhang Peng / Zhang Wenao collected a strong 385.14 points. Tom Waldsteiner / Karl Schone (GER, 350.10) took silver and Constantin Popovici / Catalin Cozma (ROU, 337.20) bronze, giving Romania one of its two medals of the Rostock meet.

In the women’s pool, Wei Ying (CHN) earned the 3m gold with 317.20 as teammate Huang Xiaohui took silver in 309.75 and Uliana Kliueva (RUS, 300.30) closed the podium.

Canada’s Celina Toth gave her country its only gold of the meet (324.60) in the 10m, and Germany’s Maria Kurjo (300.70) pocketed the silver and Robyn Birch (GBR, 293.00) the bronze respectively.

Yu Ouyang (CHN) / Hu Jiahan (CHN, 295.50) were the best in the 3m synchro, while Vitaliia Koroleva / Uliana Kliueva of Russia grabbed the silver medal (289.20) and national heroes Jette Muller / Thalea Paschel took  bronze (270.24).

Also mixed celebrations in the mixed events as Ukraine stole the gold in the 3m, and Germany was the best in the 10m equivalent.

You can watch in VoD the Rostock competition on FINAtv, while results are available on FINA mobile app or on FINA website.

The series continues in Calgary (CAN) on April 4-7.

Medalists in Rostock

Men’s 3m springboard
1. Martin Wolfram (GER) 417.35; 2. Lorenzo Marsaglia (ITA) 402.25; 3. Zhang Wenao (CHN) 394.50

Men’s 10m platform
1. Viktor Minibaev (RUS) 483.75; 2. Yuan Song (CHN) 482.95; 3. Oleksii Sereda (UKR) 453.75

Men’s 3m springboard synchro
1. Lars Rudiger / Patrick Hausding (GER) 377.46; 2. Nikita Nikolaev / Ilia Molchanov (RUS) 368.37; 3. Ma Depeng / Zhang Peng (CHN) 359.91

Men’s 10m platform synchro
1. Zhang Peng / Zhang Wenao (CHN) 385.14; 2. Tom Waldsteiner / Karl Schone (GER) 350.10; 3. Constantin Popovici / Catalin Cozma (ROU) 337.20

Women’s 3m springboard
1. Wei Ying (CHN) 317.20; 2. Huang Xiaohui (CHN) 309.75; 3. Uliana Kliueva (RUS) 300.30

Women’s 10m platform
1. Celina Toth (CAN) 324.60; 2. Maria Kurjo (GER) 300.70; 3. Robyn Birch (GBR) 293.00

Women’s 3m springboard synchro
1. Yu Ouyang (CHN) / Hu Jiahan (CHN) 295.50; 2. Vitaliia Koroleva / Uliana Kliueva (RUS) 289.20; 3. Jette Muller / Thalea Paschel (GER) 270.24

Women’s 10m platform synchro
1. Luliia Timoshinina / Ekaterina Beliaeva (RUS) 298.62; 2. Elena Wassen / Maria Kurjo (GER) 270.39; 3. Brittany O’Brien / Olivia O’Rourke (AUS) 263.58

Mixed 3m synchro
1. Viktoriya Kesar / Stanislav Oliferchyk (UKR) 281.97; 2. Shuta Yamada / Hazuki Miyamoto (JPN) 271.20; 3. Lena Hentschel / Lou Massenberg (GER) 268.80

Mixed 10m synchro
1. Christina Wassen / Florian Fandler (GER) 306.54; 2. Ekaterina Beliaeva / Viktor Minibaev (RUS) 294.60; 3. Aurelian Dragomir / Antonia Pavel (ROU) 240.24

Calendar 2019

#1 – Rostock (GER) – February 14-17
#2 – Calgary (CAN) – April 4-7
#3 – Mission Viejo (USA) – April 11-14
#4 – Madrid (ESP) – June 7-9
#5 – Bolzano (ITA) – June 14-16
# 6 – Cairo (EGY) – June 21-23
#7 – Gold Coast (AUS) – November 8-11
#8 – Kuala Lumpur (MAS) – November 15-17
#9 – Singapore (SGP) – November 22-24

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