FINA President lights the Pan American flame
The FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione was on May 25, 2015 in the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, in Mexico, for the lighting of the flame for the 2015 Pan American Games, taking place in Toronto (CAN) from July 10-25. Dr. Maglione, also President of the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO), was accompanied in this magnificent ceremony by the Governor of the State of Mexico, Eruviel Avila Villegas, by the President of the Mexican National Olympic Committee Carlos Padilla, and by the Chairman of the Pan American Games Organising Committee David Robert Petterson.
The FINA President holds the Pan Am Games flame with the President of Mexican NOC Carlos Padilla
“I sincerely believe that the 2015 Pan American Games will be excellent. Everything is ready in Toronto and they are just waiting for the competition to start. As for this ceremony, it symbolised the unity of all the nations participating at these Games”, considered Dr. Julio C. Maglione.
DWS, Windsor, Day 3: Three gold medals out of three finals for China
China returned to the top of the medals podium in the third and final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series leg in Windsor (CAN) as Yang Jian won a second gold medal in the individual 10m following his victory in the synchro platform on Friday. His first dive was ranked third across all of the finalists but he finished extremely strong passing Lin Yue in his final dive to win the event by a margin of 33.60 points. Yang Jian scored more than 100 points on two dives – including 116.85 points on a front 4 ½ pike – to win gold with 567.25 points.
This is Yang Jian's first meet with two gold medals since London 2014 where he won the same events during his World Series debut. In the 2014 London edition he set the points record in individual platform at 616.50, a mark that remains unbeaten to this day. In six prior appearances in his career, Yang Jin won two gold medals in this event, but he failed to win in his last three competitions – bronze in Dubai and Kazan and silver in London, when Thomas Daley of Great Britain beat him for gold.
DWS, Windsor, Day 2: China remain unbeaten in mixed diving at World Series
China remains unbeaten in mixed diving at World Series – nine events, nine gold medals. He Zi takes her third gold medal in this meet, and Lin Yue earns his second. These divers have won 65 gold medals in all events combined at World Series, He has 42 and Lin 23. Only one other diver in this mixed event has ever reached the highest stage on the podium – Thomas Daley of Great Britain who has 5 gold medals.
"Our performance was good, we thought we did well except for the last dive" said Lin Yue. He Zi explained, "We only had a little bit of time for practice, but we still dove well."
Mexico's Dolores Hernandez and Rommel Pacheco claim silver, Mexico’s first medal in springboard mixed since Beijing, which was a 3-team event. Pacheco is enjoying his best ever World Series meet, with two silver medals and a bronze.
DWS, Windsor, Day 1: China dominates first day of competition
In the first event of the day, the men’s 3m synchro, He Chao and He Chong of China struck gold on their debut as synchro partners. The also kept alive China's perfect gold medal record in synchro diving (individual and mixed platform and springboard) in 2015. Chinese divers have competed in 25 events earning 25 gold medals. The impressive showing by the Chinese started with a three way tie with the German and Canadian pair after the first round. The Chinese earned a first place ranking in each of the 5 following rounds, scoring a total of 429.87 points.
Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco of Mexico claimed the silver, their best ever result as a pair. These divers have earned two medals in a single season for the first time, following their bronze medal from Kazan in April. The Mexican divers were 6th after the first round, 5th after the second round and 4th in rounds three and four. They moved into second position in the 5th round and finished 7.5 points behind the team from China.
DWS, Windsor (CAN): Windsor celebrates Filion and Benfeito's ten year partnership
Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre hosts 55 of the world’s best divers from 11 nations. For the second consecutive year the FINA/NVC Diving World Series stops in Windsor.
The FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 is back in Windsor from May 22-24, 2015. The World Series is a high profile annual multi-city diving competition in the world pitting the world's best divers against each other.
Roseline Filion is absolutely thrilled to be back in Windsor and confident that she and her synchro partner can repeat their winning ways in a city that has warmly welcomed her and her Canadian teammates.
DWS, Windsor (CAN): Boudia confident to make splash in Windsor
We often assume that Canada and the United States have always been at peace and that no battles have been fought along the border. Of course there has been no fighting in the last century and a half, but the border was not always peaceful.
American David Boudia, Olympic Gold medalist in the 10m platform event in London claims he has a hometown advantage being so close to his home in Indiana, USA. At today's press conference Boudia pointed out that he lives closer to this venue than many of the Canadian athletes who are competing. According to Boudia, a few cars filled with friends and family members will soon be arriving, making a border crossing of their own.
Kazan unveils six new sponsors for the FINA World Championships 2015
The Kazan 2015 Organising Committee unveiled six new national sponsors to support the 16th FINA World Championships, completing a consequent list of sponsorship agreements already in place. The Organising Committee held an official signing ceremony on May 19 at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The partners were revealed in the following categories:
Kazan Arena Stadium transformation to begin
Major transformation work of the Kazan Arena Stadium into the main swimming and synchronised swimming venue for the FINA World Championships will start on Monday May 18 in the capital city of Tatarstan.
A main and a training temporary swimming pools will be installed in the Kazan’s famous football stadium as the first batch of equipment has been delivered according to the tight planning schedule.
FINA High Diving World Cup, Cozumel, Day 3, Orlando Duque wins the World Cup
The Colombian Orlando Duque remains the king of high diving defending his title at the FINA High Diving World Cup in Cozumel (MEX).
Duque took the gold medal in the men's platform with a total of 565.80 points after five rounds. Artem Silchenko (RUS) earned silver (559.55) while Steve LoBue (USA) won the bronze medal (553.80).
The audience at the dock in Cozumel Lighthouse “Caletita” enjoyed a spectacular show where 21 divers competed the last two rounds of the men's competition, which showcased incredible dives of the higher difficulty from a 27m platform.
FINA High Diving World Cup 2015, Cozumel, Day 2: Simpson (USA) defends her title in Cozumel
On Day 2 of the second edition of the FINA High Diving World Cup, Rachelle Simpson (USA) defended her title and took the gold in the women's 20m platform finishing the three rounds with 223.40 points.
Totalising 206.70 points, the silver medal was earned by German diver Anna Bader, also bronze medallist at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona back in 2013.
Yana Nestsiarava (BLR) was left with the bronze medal, with a total of 196.10 points, in close duel with Mexican Adriana Jimenez, who finished fourth with 194.90 points.
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