FINA 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, 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.
DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 3: Golden day for Canada and China
The final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Kazan was marked by Canadian triumph on the women’s 10m platform.
The boys from team Canada were clapping and whistling to cheer up and to congratulate their teammate Meaghan Benfeito after the overall rank 1 popped up on the scoreboard.
The battle for gold in the first event of the evening played out between Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) and Chen Ruolin (CHN) and ended in favour of the Canadian, who left her opponent just 1.35 point behind (338.10 and 381.75 points respectively). Tonia Couch of Great Britain won the bronze medal with a total score of 360.30.
DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 2: China takes two gold out of three, giving way to Great Britain in men’s 3m springboard
The second day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Kazan saw team China secure the gold medals in women’s 3m individual springboard and mixed 3m synchro event, but lose –once again after Dubai stage - their hegemony in the men’s field.
In the first event of the evening, Shi Tingmao (СHN) successfully finished the final with a score of 384.60 points, leaving behind her teammate Wang Han (335.30) and Jennifer Abel of Canada (363.00).
On her performance Shi Tingmao, who got the second gold at this meet, said: "My dives were not as good as in the morning session. Maybe I have got tired after the synchro event".
DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 1: China starts with four gold
China collected all four titles on offer on Day 1 of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Kazan. It all started in the morning session, when China dominated the 10m synchro platform event.
In the women’s final multiple Olympic and World champion Chen Ruolin and 10m overall Series winner in 2014 Liu Huixia predictably took the gold with a total of 338.88 points.
DWS 2015, Dubai Day 3: Qiu Bo (CHN) back on top
The final competition session of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Dubai (UAE) on March 21, 2015 was a breath-taking master class in diving, with the men’s 10m platform final field featuring every medallist from the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2013 FINA World Championships. The line up more than lived up to their reputation too, offering up a truly spectacular display of world class diving, including five perfect dives, three from World champion Qiu Bo, and one each from Tom Daley and Jian Yang.
Over 2'000 people flocked to the Hamdan Sports Complex for the highly anticipated event and to see the world’s best in action, and were not disappointed. Along with Qiu, Daley and Jian, the field included Olympic champion David Boudia, World championships bronze medallist Sascha Klein, and Mexico’s Ivan Garcia.
DWS 2015, Dubai Day 2: Laugher (GBR) takes gold in 3m final
The 3m springboard finals of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 delivered great excitement for the huge crowds at the Hamdan Sports Complex tonight, as Great Britain’s Jack Laugher gave a superb display of precision diving to break China’s stranglehold and win gold with 564.35 points, a huge 32.50 points clear of world champion He Chong.
In a dominant display usually only seen from China, Laugher took the lead in round one and did not relinquish it, scoring over 90 points for all but one of his dives. To the delight of the supportive crowd he top scored with his final dive, posting 97.20 for his Back 3.5 Somersaults, Tucked.
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.
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