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 2015, Dubai: China faces tough competition but takes gold on Day 1
The Chinese dominance of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series continued today as they took all four gold medals on offer on Day 1 of the second round of the Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex. However while the Chinese were untroubled in their victories in the men’s 10m synchro and women’s 3m synchro, they faced tough competition in the other two finals held today, the women’s 10m synchro and men’s 3m synchro.
The first event of the day, the women’s 10m synchro saw Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion come within a whisker of gold, with China’s Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia winning by just 3.39 points, and in the last event of the night, China’s Qin Kai and Cao Yuan managed to hold off a strong finish by Russia’s Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov, winning by just 8.28 points.
Daley dives into Dubai
Diving superstar Tom Daley hit the beach at Burj Al Arab on March 18, 2015 ahead of this week’s second round of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, taking place from March 19-21.
Daley, of Great Britain, said: “I love being back in Dubai, this World Series is great, as soon as you walk in here straight away it feels like a competition and a big deal. It’s a really good atmosphere, and there’s lots of support for the Brits which I like."
DWS 2015, Beijing Day 3: Yang edges Olympic champion Boudia in 10m platform
With a gruelling 123 points for his last dive, a Forward 4.5 Somersaults, Piked, local hope Yang Jian celebrated his men's 10m platform title in front of an ecstatic crowd on the last day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series meet in Beijing today, March 15.
Yang stunned a field of big names, including U.S. Olympic champion in the event David Boudia, current World champion Qiu Bo (CHN) and World bronze medallist Sascha Klein (GER), making his mark in the event by scoring a total 587.40 points.
DWS 2015, Beijing Day 2: Chinese extend winning streak in 3m events
China's World champions Shi Tingmao and He Chong captured the gold in the women's and men's 3m springboard on Day 2 of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Beijing. Mixed pair He Zi/Chen Aisen were the first to claim victory in the 3m synchro, new on the programme.
On her way to claim the women's 3m springboard title, Shi Tingmao led from the first round to beat close challenger and current World champion in the event He Zi, snatching her first individual victory in the Series with a total 389.60. He Zi took second in 372.90 while Pamela Ware of Canada placed third in 335.25.
DWS 2015, Beijing Day 1: Host China sweeps synchro events
Host China took all four titles on offer on Day 1 of the inaugural FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 leg, which takes place in Beijing on March 13-15.
Four-time Olympic champion Chen Ruolin and her world championships golden partner Liu Huixia remained unchallenged in the women's 10m synchro, amassing 345.36 points. Mun Yee Leong/Jun Hoong Cheong of Malaysia came second with a total 320.28 while Canadian pair Meaghan Benfeito/Roseline Filion claimed the bronze with a score of 310.86.
Mixed diving to invigorate Diving World Series
The ninth edition of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 starts on Friday March 13 at the National Aquatic Center in Beijing, with the world leading diving stars aiming to build themselves up before the World Championships later this year in Kazan.
Mixed synchronised events – 3m springboard and 10m platform – are set to join the three-day competition. The Series tour from Beijing to Dubai (UAE), Kazan (RUS), London (GBR), Windsor (CAN) before culminating in Merida (MEX) at the end of May.
DWS 2014, Monterrey Day 3: Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) and Qiu Bo (CHN), the best on the platform
The atmosphere at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León continued to electrify as the competition unfolded on the last day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Monterrey with intense battles in the men's and women's 10m platform finals.
Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) stunned Chinese favourite Liu Huixia to capture gold while China's Qiu Bo was back on top after taking out the men's event.
DWS 2014, Monterrey Day 2: Hausding (GER) wins first individual gold in 3m springboard
On Day 2 of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Monterrey, Patrick Hausding (GER) claimed his first individual World Series gold medal, taking out the men's 3m springboard and beating by only 3.55 points reigning World champion He Chong from China.
Hausding kept the lead all the way throughout the final, performing brilliantly all of his six dives: a good height, vertical and clean entry in the water, he controlled his dives, which were of a high degree of difficulty. In the fifth round, he received 100.70 points for his Forward 4.5 Somersaults, tucked (109C).
DWS 2014, Monterrey Day 1: China sweeps all four synchro events
China was invincible on Day 1 of the last FINA/NVC Diving World Series stop in Monterrey, Mexico, on June 6. The number-1 diving powerhouse swept all four synchronised events at stake.
Reigning World champion He Zi and Wang Han kept main challengers at bay in the women's 3m springboard synchro to capture gold with a total score of 321.60. Local hero Laura Sanchez, 2012 Olympic medallist, combined with new partner Dolores Hernandez to earn silver, totalling 313.50. Canadian pair Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware Canada secured the bronze medal with 309.48 points.
DWS 2014, Monterrey: world-class divers ready to put on a show!
The world's best divers are in Monterrey (MEX) for the sixth and final leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2014, taking place from June 6-8. At a press conference held on Thursday June 5, some of the best divers in action shared their feelings ahead of the competition this weekend.
"We are excited to compete in Monterrey, we want to show the result from hard-work training," said reigning World champion He Zi (CHN). Two-time World champion Qiu Bo added: "We all want to win, that's why we are here."
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