DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 3: Golden day for Canada and China

Diving World Series

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.

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DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 2: China takes two gold out of three, giving way to Great Britain in men’s 3m springboard

Diving World Series

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".


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DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 1: China starts with four gold

Diving World Series

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.


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FINA meets Russia’s Minister of Sport

Kazan 2015

Within the frame of the SportAccord convention in Sochi (RUS), the FINA authorities have met on April 21 the Minister of Sport from Russia, Mr. Vitaly Mutko. The FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione and FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu had the opportunity to discuss the preparation of the 16th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships this summer in Kazan (RUS).

During the meeting, Mr. Mutko reaffirmed once more the total support and engagement of the Russian highest authorities to the organisation of FINA’s major event. The Russian Minister of Sport ensured that everything in Kazan will be ready to host a great Aquatic Festival and that optimal conditions are waiting the Aquatic stars from the five continents.

“We had a very fruitful meeting with Mr. Mutko and we are very confident on a memorable FINA World Championships in Kazan. The involvement of the Russian authorities in this organisation is a guarantee of success and we thank Russia, the Republic of Tatarstan and the city of Kazan for their enthusiasm and help in preparing these two competitions”
, considered the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione.

The FINA World Championships will take place from July 24-August 9, while the FINA World Masters Championships are scheduled from August 5-16.

 

“Sport is a great conversation opener and human-experience opener that puts us eye to eye”

Olympic Movement News

For over 15 years, Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury has been using his success as an Olympian to fight against discrimination and defend gay rights in the sporting world. He is one of many inspirational athletes who, in the lead-up to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 6 April, illustrates how sport can be a tool for social change contributing to a better world.

“For me the conflict was really basic, really human, like I want to be accepted,” explains the retired athlete, who won gold at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. “I wanted to do something that is my livelihood and I was afraid if I was simply honest about who I am, all of that would be taken away.”

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