DGP 2013, San Juan day 4: China pockets six titles

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – China easily dominated the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico winning gold in six out of eight events in both men and women categories. The Chinese women's team won gold in all four diving events.

The Chinese synchro diving team of Qu Lin and Zhang Jun easily won the women's 3m springboard with a score of 292.80. China's Jie Lian and Huang Xiaohui had also won gold and silver in the women's 10m platform. Inge Jansen and Celine Van Duijn from the Netherlands won the silver medal and American divers Madison Witt and Eszter Pryor scored 271.80 points to win the bronze.

In the men’s 10m platform synchro, Huo Liang and Jian Yang scored 444.24 to easily snatch the gold from silver medallists Philippe Gagne and Maxime Bouchard from Canada. The American divers walked away with the bronze medal.

China added Sunday's gold to their previous win in the men's platform and women's springboard and synchro platform. The big surprise on Sunday's final was Brazil's Cesar Castro winning the gold in the men's springboard event, with a score of 467.45. Castro bested China's Sun Zhiyi, who scored 452.65 to win the silver. Brazil had previously won the silver in the women's synchro platform event.

FPN vice president Alfonso Fernandez said: "Many of these divers have been selected by their countries to be trained in anticipation for the next Olympic Games in Brazil. This competition allows them [the divers] to know each other and improve their training and technique."