USA, Mexico, Great Britain Snag Multiple Golds at FINA Diving Grand Prix

by SwimSwam 0

April 15th, 2019 Diving, News

Courtesy: FINA

The third leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019 concluded last night in Mission Viejo, California, USA, as the host nation clinched three gold medals.

In the individual events, Briadam Herrera (USA) took gold with 438.10 in the men’s 3m event, while Hailey Hernandez (USA) was the best in the women’s equivalent (312.75). Teammates Alison Gibson and Krysta Palmer pocketed the gold on offer in the women’s 3m synchro (294.39).

Mexico’s Randall Willars Valdez topped the men’s 10m (479.55), while together with teammate Diego Balleza, they claimed victory in the men’s 10m (431.67). Diego Balleza, together with Maria Sanchez, gave their country its third gold medal of the meet in the mixed 10m (308.88).

Jordan Houlden / Anthony Harding  of Great Britain bagged the gold at stake in the men’s 3m synchro (384.93), while Phoebe Banks / Emily Martin, representing the same nation, topped the women’s 10m synchro (300.36).

Australia and Italy, with Melissa Wu and Maicol Verzotto / Elena Bertocchi, were the other nations to access the first step of the podium this weekend with 355.80 points in the women’s 10m and 280.86 in the mixed 3m respectively.

Detailed results can be found here.

The 2019 circuit of the Diving Grand Prix next stops in Madrid (ESP) from June 7-9, before heading to Bolzano (ITA) from June 14-16. The competition will then move to Africa, Oceania and Asia.

Medalists in Mission Viejo (USA)

Men
3m springboard: 1. Briadam Herrera (USA) 438.10; 2. Jordan Windle (USA) 425.45; 3. James Heatly (GBR) 416.65
10m platform: 1. Randall Willars Valdez (MEX) 479.55; 2. Matthew Dixon (GBR) 471.10; 3. Brandon Loschiavo (USA) 442.70
3m springboard synchro: 1. Jordan Houlden / Anthony Harding (GBR) 384.93; 2. Adan Zuniga / Alejando Daniel Islas Arroyo (MEX) 382.29; 3. Mark Anderson / Jordan Windle (USA) 376.89
10m platform synchro: 1. Diego Balleza / Randall Willars Valdez (MEX) 431.67; 2. Brandon Loschiavo / Jordan Windle (USA) 416.04; 3. Jordan Rzepka / Tyler Downs (USA) 318.66

Women
3m springboard: 1. Hailey Hernandez (USA) 312.75; 2. Elena Bertocchi (ITA) 308.15; 3. Melany Hernandez Torres (MEX) 303.60
10m platform: 1. Melissa Wu (AUS) 355.80; 2. Amy Magana (USA) 316.80; 3. Noemi Batki (ITA) 301.40
3m springboard synchro: 1. Alison Gibson / Krysta Palmer (USA) 294.39; 2. Samantha Bromberg / Brooke Schultz (USA) 290.40; 3. Chiara Pellacani / Elena Bertocchi (ITA) 284.13
10m platform synchro: 1. Phoebe Banks / Emily Martin (GBR) 300.36; 2. Anabelle Smith / Melissa Wu (AUS) 290.64; 3. Katrina Young / Samantha Bromberg (USA) 290.22

Mixed
3m springboard synchro: 1. Maicol Verzotto / Elena Bertocchi (ITA) 280.86; 2. Arantxa Chavez Munoz / Adan Zuniga (MEX) 277.32; 3. Lauren Reedy / Briadam Herrera (USA) 272.76
10m platform synchro: 1. Diego Balleza / Maria Sanchez (MEX) 308.88; 2. Noemi Batki / Maicol Verzotto (ITA) 282.60; 3. Sophia McAfee / Maxwell Weinrich (USA) 274.74

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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