FINA/NVC Diving World Series
The FINA Diving World Series is a high-profile competition which offers an annual meeting opportunity for the world’s brightest diving stars. This prestigious and exclusive event invites internationally-recognised divers, mostly medallists from previous Olympics, World Championships and World Cups.
From March to May, about 70 divers exhibit their prowess in a six-leg competition format which features ten events: women's and men's 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro. The 2015 edition features for the first time 2 mixed events, 3m and 10m synchro. A total prize money of US$ 1'590'000 is distributed in the Series.
Launched in 2007 by diving powerhouses Great Britain, China and Mexico, other countries have since joined the "club" as host organisers: Canada, Qatar, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, boosting the sport's exposure on the international scene.
From 2014-2017, NVC Lighting will be the Title Sponsor of the Series.
FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015
|March 13-15||Beijing (CHN)|
|March 19-21||Dubai (UAE)|
|April 24-26||Kazan (RUS)|
|May 1-3||London (GBR)|
|May 22-24||Windsor (CAN)|
|May 29-31||Merida (MEX)|
DWS, Merida, Day 1: China and Mexico open Merida’s stage with gold
The last leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series kicked-off in the city of Merida, Yucatán State, Mexico.
The men’s and women’s synchronised platform events were the first on the program which will run through Sunday. All competitors are using the Mexican leg as a preparation for the FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan, Russia and the Pan American Games in Toronto for the American athletes.
The Mexican audience vibrated with the gold medal earned by German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia. The pair dominated the contest and finished with 448.59 points, showing that their ability for the Pan American Games and the World’s. Germany's Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausing placed on the second step of the podium with 439.32 points and Cuban Jose Guerra and Jeinkler Aguierre won bronze with 422.04 points.
DWS, Merida, Press Conference: Last stage of FINA/NVC DWS to resume in Merida (MEX)
A press conference was organised in Merida (MEX) on Thursday May 28 before the start of the last stage of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series with the presence of most of the divers taking part in the competition.
20 Olympic and world medallists, representing the world's best divers in springboard and platform event, will attend this last leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series. In the past nine years, Mexico staged 11 FINA diving series.
The competition resumes on Friday May 29, and continue until Sunday 31st, with 60 divers from 12 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Great Britain, Malaysia, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, and the United States.
DWS, Windsor, Day 3: Three gold medals out of three finals for China
China returned to the top of the medals podium in the third and final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series leg in Windsor (CAN) as Yang Jian won a second gold medal in the individual 10m following his victory in the synchro platform on Friday. His first dive was ranked third across all of the finalists but he finished extremely strong passing Lin Yue in his final dive to win the event by a margin of 33.60 points. Yang Jian scored more than 100 points on two dives – including 116.85 points on a front 4 ½ pike – to win gold with 567.25 points.
This is Yang Jian's first meet with two gold medals since London 2014 where he won the same events during his World Series debut. In the 2014 London edition he set the points record in individual platform at 616.50, a mark that remains unbeaten to this day. In six prior appearances in his career, Yang Jin won two gold medals in this event, but he failed to win in his last three competitions – bronze in Dubai and Kazan and silver in London, when Thomas Daley of Great Britain beat him for gold.
DWS, Windsor, Day 2: China remain unbeaten in mixed diving at World Series
China remains unbeaten in mixed diving at World Series – nine events, nine gold medals. He Zi takes her third gold medal in this meet, and Lin Yue earns his second. These divers have won 65 gold medals in all events combined at World Series, He has 42 and Lin 23. Only one other diver in this mixed event has ever reached the highest stage on the podium – Thomas Daley of Great Britain who has 5 gold medals.
"Our performance was good, we thought we did well except for the last dive" said Lin Yue. He Zi explained, "We only had a little bit of time for practice, but we still dove well."
Mexico's Dolores Hernandez and Rommel Pacheco claim silver, Mexico’s first medal in springboard mixed since Beijing, which was a 3-team event. Pacheco is enjoying his best ever World Series meet, with two silver medals and a bronze.
DWS, Windsor, Day 1: China dominates first day of competition
In the first event of the day, the men’s 3m synchro, He Chao and He Chong of China struck gold on their debut as synchro partners. The also kept alive China's perfect gold medal record in synchro diving (individual and mixed platform and springboard) in 2015. Chinese divers have competed in 25 events earning 25 gold medals. The impressive showing by the Chinese started with a three way tie with the German and Canadian pair after the first round. The Chinese earned a first place ranking in each of the 5 following rounds, scoring a total of 429.87 points.
Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco of Mexico claimed the silver, their best ever result as a pair. These divers have earned two medals in a single season for the first time, following their bronze medal from Kazan in April. The Mexican divers were 6th after the first round, 5th after the second round and 4th in rounds three and four. They moved into second position in the 5th round and finished 7.5 points behind the team from China.
DWS, Windsor (CAN): Windsor celebrates Filion and Benfeito's ten year partnership
Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre hosts 55 of the world’s best divers from 11 nations. For the second consecutive year the FINA/NVC Diving World Series stops in Windsor.
The FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 is back in Windsor from May 22-24, 2015. The World Series is a high profile annual multi-city diving competition in the world pitting the world's best divers against each other.
Roseline Filion is absolutely thrilled to be back in Windsor and confident that she and her synchro partner can repeat their winning ways in a city that has warmly welcomed her and her Canadian teammates.
DWS, Windsor (CAN): Boudia confident to make splash in Windsor
We often assume that Canada and the United States have always been at peace and that no battles have been fought along the border. Of course there has been no fighting in the last century and a half, but the border was not always peaceful.
American David Boudia, Olympic Gold medalist in the 10m platform event in London claims he has a hometown advantage being so close to his home in Indiana, USA. At today's press conference Boudia pointed out that he lives closer to this venue than many of the Canadian athletes who are competing. According to Boudia, a few cars filled with friends and family members will soon be arriving, making a border crossing of their own.
DWS 2015, London, Day 3: Tom Daley (GBR) takes gold in the platform event
They came in their hundreds to support Britain’s Olympic bronze medallist, Tom Daley, and he didn’t disappoint taking gold in the men’s 10m Platform on the final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London in front of a packed home crowd.
In a commanding display Daley led from start to finish ending his six dive routine with 554.05 points for a comfortable 35.30 point victory over China’s Yang Jian, winner of the 2014 World Series in London, who took silver with 518.75 points.
DWS 2015, London, Day 2: Russia breaks China’s dominance
Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov broke China’s dominance of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London taking gold in a high scoring, high quality men’s 3m springboard final.
It was the first gold medal of the London event to go to a diver outside China.
Kuznetsov, silver medallist in the 3m synchro springboard at the London 2012 Olympic Games, produced a superb final dive, a forward 4 ½ somersault tucked, to score 98.80 points for a final total of 519.40 points. It was enough to move him from third place after five rounds to first after six.
DWS 2015, London, Day 1: China wins all four events in London on first day
Normal service resumed, on the opening day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London, as Chinese divers claimed all four of the day’s titles.
The women’s and men’s 3m Synchro Springboard and women’s and men’s 10m Synchro Platform all went China’s way just as they had at the three earlier events in the Diving World Series in Beijing, Dubai and Kazan.
The men’s 3m Synchro Springboard proved to be the most dramatic of the day as Qin Kai and Cao Yuan showed why they have three Olympic titles between building on a slender 1.20 point lead, after round one, to eventually take gold with 447.75 points.
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