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.
Canada and Malaysia broke China’s dominance this weekend in Montreal, Canada, the host of the penultimate leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2018 held from April 27-29.
China’s Xie Siyi won their 6th diving gold of the 2017 World Championships.
Malaysia’s Cheong Jun Hoong won an upset gold medal in the women’s 10m Platform on day 6 in Budapest.
Australia’s Maddison Keeney won gold in the women’s 1m springboard on day 2 in Budapest.
“I just wanted to do six dives the best I could. Other things are out of my hand as far as how other divers do or how the judges score,” said Hixon, who became the first U.S. man to medal on 1-meter at a World Championships since 1998.