PR 31 - Diving World Series 2013: Europe dominates men's, China sweeps women's events in Edinburgh
Edinburgh (GBR), April 21, 2013 – Edinburgh (GBR) successfully hosted the British leg of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2013, welcoming 52 divers from the world’s strongest nations in the sport from April 19-21 at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.
At the end of the three-day top-level competition, China clinched the four women’s titles and the men’s 3m springboard synchro event, for an overall tally of eight medals. Among men, Russian pair Victor Minibaev/Artem Chesakov triumphed in the 10m platform synchro while the 3m springboard was won by Illya Kvasha from Ukraine for the second meet in-a-row. Great Britain’s Thomas Daley concluded the Series in Edinburgh by winning in convincing fashion the 10m platform. Other countries with medals included Cuba, Germany, Malaysia and Mexico.
Among women, the Chinese divers were untouchable with young talent Tingmao Shi (pairing with Olympic champion Minxia Wu) taking out the 3m springboard synchro event while Olympic silver medallist Zi He remained the dominant force in the individual event. In the 10m platform events, Yajie Si was too strong for teammate Huixia Liu (second) and Mexico’s Alejandra Orozco (third). In the synchro event, Si combined with Liu, edging out the Malaysian and Russian pairs, for second and third, respectively.