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.
DV GP 2014, Gatineau day 4: First international win for Abel and Ware
Jennifer Abel of Laval and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., won their first international gold medal topping the women’s 3m synchro event on Sunday at the Canadian leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2014.
Roseline Filion of Laval and Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal added silver and bronze respectively on women’s 10m platform. Canada ended the four-day competition with five medals (one gold, three silver and a bronze).
DV GP 2014, Gatineau day 3: China's Ying Wei, untouchable in women's 3m
Jennifer Abel of Laval and the synchro tandem of Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito, all Olympic medallists in 2012, earned two silver on Saturday at the FINA Diving Grand Prix.
On women’s 3m springboard, Ying Wei was one of three Chinese winners on the day with 356.30 points. Abel, who wowed the crowd with her tremendous height on take-offs, followed at 339.60 and Uschi Freitag of the Netherlands was third at 332.15. Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., was fifth.
DV GP 2014, Gatineau day 2: Filion and Benfeito continue to shine at home
Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal and François Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., are headed to this weekend’s finals at the FINA Diving Grand Prix after strong performances on Friday at the Centre sportif.
On women’s 10m platform, Filion and Benfeito were second and third in the second semifinal heat with 343.55 and 338.95 points. Qian Ren of China was the day’s top performer at 382.10. The top-three in each of the two semis advanced to Sunday’s final.
DV GP 2014, Gatineau day 1: Canadian squad advances to finals
Canadian divers Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware had different viewpoints of their respective performances on Thursday May 1 as both advanced to the women’s 3m final at the third leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Gatineau (CAN).
After ranking first in the morning preliminaries, Abel topped the semifinal with 344.25 points. The two-time Olympian was delighted with her showing after a slow start to the international season.
DV GP 2014: Australian rising talent Keeney is among those to watch
Teenage Australian diver Maddison Keeney has delivered a stunning performance on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games trials in Melbourne.
17-year-old Keeney won the 1m springboard gold with a score of 339.90 – a score which would have won gold at the last three World Championships and the last two Commonwealth Games.
DGP 2013, San Juan day 4: China pockets six titles
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.
DGP 2013, San Juan day 3: Colombia and China win synchro events
"This is a highly competitive event, with countries like China and Brazil as top performers. There were several competitors performing excellent dives here that increased the competitiveness of the meet," said Reyes after receiving his gold medal.
DGP 2013, San Juan day 2: Chinese divers top favourites ahead of finals
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Chinese divers easily advanced on Friday to the men's 3m springboard and women's 10m platform finals at the fifth meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from May 16-19.
Sun Zhiyi dominated the men's 3m springboard with 493.60 points, more than 44 points ahead of Brazil’s Cesar Castro, his closest challenger in the event. Zhiyi averaged 8.36 points in the event. Castro, a veteran of three Olympiads, said he is focusing on always improving his performance, but acknowledged the Chinese diving team has demonstrated to be "the strongest in the competition".
DGP 2013, San Juan day 1: nice start for Chinese, Canadian and Dutch divers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Top qualifier China advance to the men’s 10m platform and women’s 3m springboard finals after finishing first in both events on the opening day of San Juan's Diving Grand Prix, organised from May 16-19.
Huo Liang (Group A) and Jiang Yang (Group B) finished 1-2 in the 10m platform with 526.75 and 489.75 points, respectively. Cristian Arayon (COL, 406.55 points) and Robert Paez (VEN, 404.15 points) from semi final A and Philippe Gagne (CAN, 389.00 points) and David Dinsmore (USA, 383.50 points) from semi final B also made it to the men's 10m platform final.
DGP 2013, Fort Lauderdale day 4: China completes sweep of gold
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) won the silver medal on 3m Sunday as the fourth stop of the FINA Diving Grand Prix came to a close at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.
China completed the sweep, winning four more gold medals to walk away with victories on all eight events this week. He Chao won the men’s 3m gold and Jie Lian took the women’s platform title. Zhang Jun and Qu Lin paired for the women’s 3m synchro crown, and Huo Liang and Jian Yan teamed up to win the men’s 10m synchro title.
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