PR 10 - China’s divers continue their dominance in Penza (RUS)

2011

Lausanne (SUI), February 28, 2011 – Young Chinese divers occupied the majority of the podiums yet again in the second stage of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2011, taking place in Penza (RUS) from February 25-27. Two titles escaped Chinese hands in favour of Russia; the men’s 3m springboard synchro won by the pair Eugeny Kuznetsov/Ilya Zakharov and the women’s 10m platform captured by Natalia Goncharova.  

The Chinese victories went to Xinhua Zhang (men’s 3m springboard), Yanquan Zhang (men’s 10m platform individual and synchro with Yuan Cao), Han Wang (women’s 3m springboard and the same synchro event with Quilin Zheng) and Huixia Liu pairing with Jiaming Zhu in the 10m platform synchro.

Other countries to win a medal in Penza included Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Mexico.  

MEDALLISTS IN PENZA (RUS)
Men
3m springboard: 1. Xinhua Zhang (CHN) 496.75; 2. Shixin Li (CHN) 492.95; 3. Ilya Zakharov (RUS) 491.45
10m platform: 1. Yanquan Zhang (CHN) 553.75; 2. Luxin Zhou (CHN) 541.65; 3. Alexey Kravchenko (RUS) 478.60
3m springboard synchro: 1. Eugeny Kuznetsov/Ilya Zakharov (RUS) 452.67; 2. Longji Yu/Zhiyi Sun (CHN) 434.91; 3. Nicholas Robinson-Baker/Christopher Mears (GBR) 416.46
10m platform synchro: 1. Yuan Cao/Yanquan Zhang (CHN) 471.06; 2. German Sanchez/Ivan Garcia (MEX) 447.93; 3. Viktor Minibaev/Ilya Zakharov (RUS) 447.48

Women
3m springboard: 1. Han Wang (CHN) 365.40; 2. Jiao Liu (CHN) 334.65; 3. Nadezda Bazhina (RUS) 331.05
10m platform: 1. Natalia Goncharova (RUS) 358.50; 2. Ke Tingting (CHN) 356.00; 3. Sinou Ma (CHN) 347.30
3m springboard synchro: 1. Han Wang /Quilin Zheng (CHN) 330.60; 2. Carol-Ann Ware /Pamela Ware (CAN) 301.62; 3. Nadezda Bazhina /Svetlana Philippova (RUS) 299.82
10m platform synchro: 1. Huixia Liu/Jiaming Zhu (CHN) 355.50; 2. Rachel Bugg/Hannah Thek (AUS) 311.16; 3. Daria Govor/Yulia Koltunova (RUS) 310.98

2011 FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX CALENDAR

February 18-20  
Madrid   
ESP
February 25-27
PenzaRUS
April 28-May 1MontrealCAN
May 5-8Fort-Lauderdale 
USA
May 27-29RostockGER
June 10-12BolzanoITA