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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 June, about 70 divers exhibit their prowess in a six-leg competition format which features eight events: women's and men's 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro. A total prize money of US$ 1'272'000 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 2014

FULL CALENDAR

March 14-16
Beijing (CHN)
March 20-22
Dubai (UAE)
April 25-27
London (GBR)
May 2-4
Moscow (RUS)
May 30 - June 1
Windsor (CAN)
June 6-8
Monterrey (MEX)


DWS 2013, Beijing day 3: Chen (CHN) untouchable in 10m platform, China captures 8 golds on offer

Diving World Series

Beijing, CHINA - Four-time Olympic champion Ruolin Chen won the women's 10m platform in convincing fashion, leading with more than 40 points ahead of her rivals, sealing China's complete golden sweep on day 3 of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series at Beijing's Water Cube on March 17, 2013.

Chen, who claimed the 10m platform title at both the Beijing and London Olympic Games, dominated the final to win the gold with 403.75 points. Canadian Meaghan Benfeito came second with 362.25 points while Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong Pamg took third with 337.75 points.

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DWS 2013, Beijing day 2: Qin (CHN) eclipses Olympic champion Zakharov (RUS) in men's 3m

Diving World Series

Beijing, CHINA - With his trade-mark stability, China's men's springboard synchro expert Kai Qin claimed his first individual title, beating Russia's 2012 Olympic champion Illya Zakharov to third place on day 2 of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series at Beijing's Water Cube on March 16, 2013. Illya Kvasha of Ukraine took the lead after the first two rounds but Qin turned the tables from his third dive (307C) with a high 99.75 points and kept his dominance to the last dive, winning the gold in a total 548.65 points.

Chong He, Beijing Olympic champion and bronze medallist at the 2012 London Games in this event, finished second with 521.50 points while Olympic champion Zakharov missed his last dive (109C) to earn a "low" 74.10 points, settling for the bronze with 514.45 points.



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DWS 2013, Beijing: Chinese divers sweep synchro events on day 1

Diving World Series

Beijing, CHINA - Spearheaded by Olympic champions Minxia Wu, Ruolin Chen, Kai Qin and Chong He and some fresh faces of the traditional diving powerhouse, China's divers swept the four synchronised diving events on day 1 of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series at Beijing's Water Cube on March 15, 2013.
 
With a record of six Olympic diving medals, Wu, who partnered with Olympic champion Zi He in synchro events, now combines with 1m springboard World champion Tingmao Shi. And it proved to be a winning combination for the Chinese as they claimed victory with a margin of 30.81 points ahead of silver medallists Alicia Blagg/Rebecca Gallantree of Britain, who totalled 305.79 points. The bronze went to Ukrainians Olena Fedorova/Anna Pysmenska with 305.79 points.


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DWS 2012, Tijuana: China's Qin and British Daley clinch men's titles

Diving World Series

Tijuana, MEXICO - A great night with China's Kai Qin sweeping the men's 3m springboard and Great Britain's Thomas Daley delivering an outstanding performance and taking gold in the men's 10m platform closed the successful meets of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2012. China did not take part in all events but still managed to earn five titles. Great Britain, the United States and Mexico shared the remaining titles in the two-day high-level competition.

On the final day, Kai Qin and Yutong Luo won the men’s 3m springboard synchro with 454.29 points. Britain, which presented a strong team ahead of their home Olympic Games this summer, was awarded the silver thanks to a fine performance by Christopher Mears and Nicholas Robinson-Baker (436.74 points). Ukraine took the bronze with Ilya Kvasha and Oleksiy Prygorov (432.81 points). Other countries on track for medals were the United States, Germany and Mexico.

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DWS 2012, Tijuana: Espinosa (MEX) crowned in 10m platform

Diving World Series

Tijuana, MEXICO - China, Mexico and the United States were the countries that dominated the first day of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2012, held at the Aquatic Complex High Performance Center in Tijuana from April 20-21.

As one of the best in the world and the Americas, home hero Paola Espinosa won in front of her crowd the gold medal in the women's 10m platform with a total 367.40 points.With the absence in the event of Olympic champion Ruolin Chen, who will only compete in the 10m platform synchro, Espinosa wove her own competition, carried the Mexican flag to the top and had the national anthem replayed.


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DWS 2012: Tijuana to welcome the world's best divers for final showdown

Diving World Series

TIJUANA, Mexico - The world's best divers are in the border city of Tijuana for the fourth and final leg of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2012, to be held at the High Performance Sports Center, in Baja California, Mexico, from April 20-21. The event brings together the best divers from twelve nations for the most important showdown ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games: China, Canada, USA, Italy, Ukraine, Britain, Malaysia, Germany, France and Mexico to name a few. 

The competition programme includes 3m springboard and 10m platform individual and synchro for women's and men's. The pool has been equipped with bleachers to welcome 2,200 people, which can be appreciated from any angle competencies in addition to the webcast and TV. In 2008, Tijuana already hosted a Series leg, which turned out to be a great success ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where home hero Paola Espinosa and duo partner Tatiana Ortiz earned the bronze in the 10m platform synchro event.

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DWS 2012, Beijing: Daley cheers for day-high as China completes a sweep

Diving World Series

Men's 10m Platform Podium: Thomas DALEY (GBR), Bo QIU (CHN) & Peter WATERFIELD (GBR) - credit: Gong Lei/XinhuaWith a day-high score 103.60 points for his dive - a Forward 4.5 Somersault, Tuck - Britain's talent Thomas Daley was satisfied with a silver medal behind world champion Qiu Bo in the men's 10m platform. The Chinese divers got all eight gold medals on offer once more at the second meet of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2012 in Beijing (CHN).

Comparing to last year's 600 plus form, Qiu collected only five full marks and 566.50 points for the gold, after a mistake in his fourth dive (a Back 3.5 Somersault, Pike - with a poor 88.20, which came just after Daley's near-perfect dive. Daley finished with silver with a total 541.15 while teammate Peter Waterfield claimed third spot with a score of 531.80.

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DWS 2012, Beijing: Chinese divers boil up "Water Cube" on Day 1

Diving World Series

Men's 3m Springboard Podium: Kai QIN (CHN), Chong HE (CHN) & Julian SANCHEZ (MEX) - credit: Jia Yuchen

Coming back to the "Water Cube", China's National Aquatic Center in Beijing, Chinese divers maintained the status quo on Day 1 of the second stage of the 2012 FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2012 by winning the four gold medals on offer, leaving the silver and bronze to divers from Mexico, Canada, USA, Great Britain, Germany and Malaysia.

Olympic and World Cup champion He Chong dominated the men's 3m springboard, winning in 548.70 points with a game-high 99.45 for his last dive - a Forward 2.5 Somersault 3 Twists, Pike. He led teammate Qin Kai for a 1-2 finish as Qin totalled 509.55 points. Mexico's Julian Sanchez was third with a score of 471.05, ahead of American veteran Troy Dumais and Canadian diving star Alexandre Despatie, who stunned the audience with brilliant performances.

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DWS 2012, Dubai: Chinese reign supreme taking all 8 golds

Diving World Series

Women’s 3m Springboard Gold Medalist Minxia WU (CHN)In a somewhat predictable, but nonetheless still thrilling result, the Chinese diving team reigned supreme this weekend at the FINA/Midea Diving World Series in Dubai. After collected four golds from four finals on the first night, China again proved their dominance of world diving by taking the final four events tonight.

In the first final of the evening, the women’s 3m springboard synchro, Wu Minxia showed her composure and experience, coming from behind to take the gold.  She started slowly with a relatively low scoring dive which put her in fifth place, but showed her mettle by gradually building throughout the competition to take first place with her last dive. She top scored with her second last dive, collecting 81.00 points. Wu took gold by the smallest of margins, edging out countrywoman He Zi by just .70 of a point on her last dive, for China to take gold and silver.

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DWS 2012, Dubai: China dominates on Day 1

Diving World Series

Chen Ruolin (CHN) in actionThe world’s best divers demonstrated their talent and breath-taking skills tonight in the Day 1 finals of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series in Dubai. An appreciative 2000 strong crowd witnessed the first ever diving competition in Dubai and watched the Chinese dominance of diving continue with the star studded team taking all four gold medals on offer.

In the first event, the men’s 3m springboard final the World Champion He Chong did not disappoint with a convincing win over Illya Zakharov of Russia with He’s countryman Qin Kai third. He Chong started a little slowly with an uncharacteristic 75.00 point first dive, but quickly regained form and was never headed, remaining in first place throughout the competition.

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