Russia Dominates on the 5th Day of European Championships Diving Competition

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Monday, May 10th – Sunday, May 23rd
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Artistic – Diving – Open Water – Swimming
  • Event Site

On the 5th day of the diving competition, the women took to the 10m platform for synchro competition, while men competed on the 3m springboard.

For the women’s 10m synchro, it was the Russian team of Ekaterina Beliaeva and Iuliia Timoshinina who easily came way with the gold medal.

Final Results – Women’s 10 Platform Synchro

  1. Russia (Ekaterina Beliaeva, Iuliia Timoshinina) – 307.44
  2. Great Britain (Eden Cheng, Lois Toulson) – 290.58
  3. Ukraine (Kseniia Bailo, Sofiia Lyskun) – 286.74
  4. Germany (Tina Punzel, Christina Maria Wassen) – 284.28
  5. Norway (Anne Vilde Tuxen, Helle Tuxen) – 265.68
  6. Italy (Maia Biginelli, Elettra Neroni) – 252.12

After a weak start in the finals, the Russian duo was able to quickly regain control, easily outscoring the teams from Great Britain and Ukraine through the back half of the competition. For Beliaeva, this is her third medal of the competition, having won gold as part of the team event and bronze in the 10m mixed synchro.

Russia continued their dominance on the day in the men’s 3m springboard, with Evgenii Kuznetzov taking the gold and Nikita Shleikher taking silver. Germany’s Martin Wolfram rounded out the podium in third.

Final Results – Men’s 3m Springboard

  1. Evgenii Kuznetzov – 525.20
  2. Nikita Shleikher – 505.80
  3. Martin Wolfram – 484.65
  4. James Heatly – 464.60
  5. Oleg Kolodiy – 446.95
  6. Jack Laugher – 423.10
  7. Guillaume Dutoit – 410.15
  8. Andrzej Rzeszutek – 405.90
  9. Patrick Hausding – 390.05
  10. Lorenzo Marsaglia – 389.55
  11. Giovanni Tocci – 379.15
  12. Alberto Arevalo Alcon – 349.40

This is Kuznetzov’s third medal of the championships after gold in the mixed team event and silver in the 3m synchro. On the 3m synchro, he was partnered with Shleikher, who finished second in this event.

The most surprising finish in the event was Patrick Hausding who, despite having 17 European titles in his career, failed to crack the top-3 in the event. After a weak start where he scored the fewest points in the final on both of his first two dives, he was unable to recover, ultimately landing in 9th.

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Russia 3 2 1 6
Italy 2 1 2 5
Germany 1 1 2 4
Great Britain 3 3
Ukraine 1 1 2
Switzerland 1 1

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