FINA Diving Grand Prix


Each year, the FINA Diving Grand Prix invites divers from all parts of the world to compete during the February-June period in a circuit of eight four-day meets.

FINA intends to provide the international diving elite with a high-level competition that takes place in countries or locations that have a strong tradition in the sport, therefore enhancing their popularity.

The Grand Prix competition programme includes women's and men's 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro.

The 2014 circuit will have the following stops: No1 in Madrid (ESP) from February 14-16, No2 in Rostock (GER) from February 21-23, No3 in Gatineau (CAN) from May 1-4, No4 in San Juan (PUR) from May 8-11, No5 in Guanajuato (MEX) from May 15-18, No6 in Bolzano (ITA) from August 1-3, No7 in Singapore (SIN) from October 17-19, and No8 in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) from October 24-26.


DGP 2013, Fort Lauderdale day 3: China's Zhang Jun and Yanquan Zhang take gold in 3m and 10m events

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) won the silver medal on 10m Saturday at the FINA Diving Grand Prix, his first meet since winning gold at the 2012 Olympic Games.

China won all four gold medals awarded Saturday. Zhang Yanquan edged Boudia for the 10m gold, and Zhang Jun took gold in the women’s 3m contest. He Chao and Li Shixin paired for the men’s 3m synchro gold, with Jie Lian and Huang Xiaohui winning the women’s 10m synchro title.

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DGP 2013, Fort Lauderdale day 2: Troy Dumais (USA) takes third ahead of 3m final

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Murphy Bromberg (Bexley, Ohio) won her women’s platform semifinal to earn a spot in Sunday’s 10m finals and Olympic bronze medallist Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) secured a berth in the 3m finals with their performances Friday at the FINA Diving Grand Prix at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

The 17-year-old Bromberg scored 341.30 points to win the women’s 10m semifinal B ahead of China’s Jie Lian (330.50) and Japan’s Fuka Tatsumi (300.45), who also advanced.

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DGP 2013, Fort Lauderdale day 1: Olympic champion David Boudia (USA) advances to 10m final ranked third

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – The field in Saturday’s men’s 10m final at the FINA Diving Grand Prix will include three 2012 Olympic gold medallists as USA’s David Boudia, the individual gold medallist from London, and China’s Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan, who combined for the 10m platform synchro Olympic gold, all advanced out of Thursday’s semifinals.

Zhang was top qualifier with 529.65 in semifinal B, while Cao scored 504.10 points to win semifinal A. Joining the three gold medallists in the final will be Ukraine’s Oleksandr Bondar, Canada’s Maxim Bouchard and Colombia’s Juan Rios.

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DGP 2013, Gatineau day 4: Meaghan Benfeito beats the Chinese for gold in 10m platform

GATINEAU, Quebec - Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal earned her second career international victory on Sunday finishing ahead of two Chinese divers for first place in the women’s 10m platform at the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013.

Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., added a silver in the women’s 3m springboard synchro. Canada ended the meet with five medals. On Saturday, Abel and Ware were 1-2 in the 3m springboard and Benfeito and Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., were second in the 10m platform synchro.

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DGP 2013, Gatineau day 3: Jennifer Abel (CAN) and Yang Jiian (CHN) on top

GATINEAU, Quebec – Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., earned gold and silver in the 3m springboard synchro and Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., and Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal added a silver in the 10m platform synchro at the 2013 FINA Diving Grand Prix.

In the women’s 3m springboard, Abel produced a top-notch performance totalling 353.40 points averaging 8.0’s on four of her five dives in the final. Ware finished with two outstanding dives to take the silver at 341.15 and Dolores Hernandez of Mexico was third at 315.15.

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DGP 2013, Gatineau day 2: Canadian diver Imbeau-Dulac aims high

GATINEAU, Quebec – François Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., rebounded from a tough preliminary round to reach the men’s 3m final at the 2013 FINA Diving Grand Prix being held this week at the Centre sportif. Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal also qualified for the women’s 10m final.

In the men’s 3m, Imbeau-Dulac struggled on two dives and was 12th in the morning preliminaries gaining the last available spot for the afternoon semifinals.  However he roared back with a superb semis to qualify third in his heat with 429.30 points. Rommel Pacheco of Mexico was first at 433.90 and Sun Zhiyi of China second at 430.75. They were the third through fifth best scores overall on the day.

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DGP 2013 day 1: Canadian stars shine in Gatineau (CAN)

GATINEAU, Quebec - The FINA Diving Grand Prix, which attracts rising talents and stars from the sport's global elite, is being held for the first time at the Centre Sportif in Gatineau from May 2-5, counting as the third stop on the 2013 circuit.

In the men’s 10m platform, 22-year-old Maxim Bouchard (CAN) nailed his final two dives to finish third in his semifinal heat and nearly sneaked up to the top of the standings. Roman Izmaylov of Russia was first at 406.00, Domonic Bedgood of Australia second at 400.85 and Bouchard third at 399.80. The top-three in each of the two semis advanced to Saturday’s final.

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DGP 2013, Madrid day 3: Prokopchuk (UKR) prevents complete Chinese sweep

MADRID, Spain - China confirmed their dominance by winning the two men's synchronised events, the 3m springboard and platform, on the final day of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 in Madrid. Chao He / Shixin Li were the best in the springboard, finishing with 419.79 points. Ukrainian pair Oleksandr Gorshkovozov / Oleg Kolodiy took silver with 372.33 points while Mexicans Jonathan Ruvalcaba / Carlos Moreno completed the podium with 371.01 points.

Ukraine's Iulia Prokopchuk captured the gold in the women's 10m platform with 342.80 points, besting by a few points China's Yajie Si (339.70). Russian Ekaterina Petukhova claimed the bronze with 300.65 points.

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DGP 2013, Madrid day 2: China's supremacy continues

MADRID, Spain - Day 2 of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, was highlighted by two Chinese victories. In the men's 3m springboard, Chao He and Shixin Li finished 1-2 with 501.60 and 435.60 points, respectively. Ukraine's Oleksandr Gorshkovozov (UKR) took third spot with 406.05 points.

In the women's springboard synchro, Chinese pair Jiao Liu and Qulin Zheng were the best with 297.90 points. Viktoriya Kesar/Anna Pysmenska from Ukraine picked up silver with 275.40 points while Russia's Ekaterina Ukolova and Elena Chernykh claimed the bronze with 274.11 points.


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DGP 2013, Madrid day 1: China sets the tone at opening meet

MADRID, Spain - China clearly dominated the operations on the opening night at the first stop of FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 in Madrid, Spain, by capturing three golds at the Swimming Center M-86. In the women's field, China's Han Wang (345.55) beat Dolores Hernandez from Mexico (second with 329.10 points) and team mate Jiao Liu (third, 311.05) in the 3m springboard.

In the men's 10m platform, Chinese Siyi Xie (518.75) bested compatriot Jian Yang (second with 514.10 points) and Jesper Tolvers from Sweden (third, 358.75).



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