FINA honors Chinese OIympic Champions Xie Siyi and Shi Tingmao as 2021 Best Divers of the Year. Both divers were gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics.
Chinese divers have now won 31 of 40 available gold medals since the synchronized events were added to the Olympic program in 2000.
Xie Siyi was near-perfect in claiming gold in the men’s 3m springboard, putting a total of 558.75 points on the board to lead countryman Wang Zongyuan.
Jack Laugher earned the third Olympic medal of his glittering career to complete the set by diving to a brilliant bronze in the Men’s 3m Springboard final.
Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi comfortably advanced 1-2 into the semis of the individual 3m springboard event, putting up respective scores of 531.30 and 520.90.
Michael Hixon paired with Andrew Capobianco to win his second straight Olympic silver medal in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving event.
Xie Siyi won his second gold medal of the 2019 World Championships and his fourth gold medal overall as China went 1-2 in men’s 3-meter.
Michael Hixon and Andrew Capobianco won a bronze medal in synchronized 3-meter as the FINA Diving World Series in Montreal kicked off Friday with four synchronized diving events.
Team China excelled at the second meet of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2019 in Beijing (CHN) which was staged at the Olympic venue, the Water Cube, from Thursday March 7-Saturday March 9, winning all 10 gold medals.
Team USA returned to competition Thursday morning to compete in the 3-meter synchro finals, as Maria Coburn and Krysta Palmer placed seventh in the women’s event, while Mark Anderson and Tyler Downs were sixth on the men’s side.
The team of China confirmed its world supremacy by earning all the 10 gold medals on offer during the first leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series, held in Sagamihara (JPN) on March 1-3, 2019.
Competition continued for Team USA at the FINA Diving World Series 2019 – Sagamihara as Maria Coburn and Tarrin Gilliland placed eighth in the women’s 3-meter synchro, while Mark Anderson and Tyler Downs finished seventh in the men’s 3-meter synchro.
The 2019 FINA/CNSG Diving World Series, a competition exclusively open to the world’s diving elite, with numerous World and Olympic champions taking part, will kick-off tomorrow in Sagamihara (JPN, March 1-3).
Diving powerhouse China could not have wished a better scenario for the FINA Diving World Cup 2018, taking place in Wuhan, China, from June 5-10.
Divers from Canada and Russia collected one and two gold medals respectively this weekend in Kazan, Russia, the host city of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2018 very last leg, while all other gold up for grabs were pocketed by Team China.