Six Countries Grab Gold At Annual FINA Diving Grand Prix

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July 07th, 2017 Diving, News

Brazil, China, Colombia, Italy, Japan and Russia were the nations grabbing at least one gold medal in Bolzano, Italy, where the fifth leg of the annual FINA Diving Grand Prix held from July 5-7.

Italy swept the gold medals at stake in the mixed events, with Elena Bertocchi / Maicol Verzotto topping the 3m in 296.55, and Maicol Verzotto with Noemi Batki this time winning the 10m platform.

Italy was also successful in the women’s 10m synchro with the pair Noemi Batki / Chiara Pellacani grabbing gold in 272.34. The Italians were followed by Great Britain’s Ruby Bower / Ohiebe Banks (268.20) and Haruka Enomoto / Hana Kaneto (263.85) in this order.

In the individual events, Yuka Mabuchi (JPN) was the best in the 3m with 282.30 points and China’s Nanju Zhang took bronze in 292.55.

In the men’s competition, Sebastian Morales of Colombia won the 3m event in 446.35, in front of Russia’s Viacheslav Novoselov, who came second in 437.85 and Giovanni Tocci (ITA), third in 384.85.

Brazil’s Isaac Souza Filho clinched gold in the 10m, defeating Kyle Kothari (389.50, silver) and Lucas Thomson (375.50, bronze) both from Great Britain.

Russian pair composed of Evgenii Novoselov / Viacheslav Novoselov won the springboard synchro event  in 396.54 and teammates Egor Galperin / Boris Efremov took the 10m synchro’s gold (329.31)

Medallists in Bolzano

Men
3m – 1. Sebastian Morales (COL) 446.35; 2. Viacheslav Novoselov (RUS) 437.85; 3. Giovanni Tocci (ITA) 384.85
10m – 1. Isaac Souza Filho (BRA) 394.00; 2. Kyle Kothari (GBR) 389.50; 3. Lucas Thomson (GBR) 375.50
3m synchro – 1. Evgenii Novoselov / Viacheslav Novoselov (RUS) 396.54; 2. Hector Garcia / NIcolas Garcia (ESP) 388.26; 3. Gabriele Auber / Lorenzo Marsaglia (ITA) 381.51
10m synchro – 1. Egor Galperin / Boris Efremov (RUS) 329.31

Women
3m – 1. Yuka Mabuchi (JPN) 282.30; 2. Eloise Belanger (CAN) 273.05; 3. Tammy Galery (BRA) 263.80
10m – 1. Nanju Zhang (CHN) 292.55; 2. Ingrid Oliveira (BRA) 282.00; 3. Haruka Enomoto (JPN) 273.75
3m synchro – 1. n/a
10m synchro – 1. Noemi Batki / Chiara Pellacani (ITA) 272.34; 2. Ruby Bower / Ohiebe Banks (GBR) 268.20; 3. Haruka Enomoto / Hana Kaneto (JPN) 263.85

Mixed
3m – 1. Elena Bertocchi / Maicol Verzotto (ITA) 296.55; 2. Tammy Galera Takagi / Ian Matos (BRA) 249.15; 3. Elena Chernykh / Boris Efremov (RUS) 233.70
10m – 1. Noemi Batki / Maicol Verzotto (ITA) 303.12; 2. Gemma McArthur / Lucas Thomson (GBR) 283.14

FINA 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

Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 207 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press Release courtesy of FINA.

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