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.
FINA High Diving World Cup, Cozumel, Day 1: Silchenko, Paredes and Duque lead the first 3 rounds
The battle for the title of the second FINA High Diving World Cup kicked off this weekend in Cozumel, a Mexican island in Quintana Roo. Artem Silchenko (RUS), Jonathan Paredes (MEX) and Orlando Duque (COL) secured the first three men’s positions in the preamble of the final on Sunday.
In the first three rounds, 22 men's athletes performed impressive dives from a 27m platform, a tower built in the dock of the ferry terminal in Caletita Forum, south of Cozumel. The athletes showed their courage, accuracy and strength to break the clear Mexican waters with their feet.
The Russian Artem Silchenko, fourth at the first edition of the High Diving World Cup in Kazan 2014 and sixth at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona 2013, took over the top position with the last of his three dives, totalising 345.35 points.
DWS 2015, London, Day 3: Tom Daley (GBR) takes gold in the platform event
They came in their hundreds to support Britain’s Olympic bronze medallist, Tom Daley, and he didn’t disappoint taking gold in the men’s 10m Platform on the final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London in front of a packed home crowd.
In a commanding display Daley led from start to finish ending his six dive routine with 554.05 points for a comfortable 35.30 point victory over China’s Yang Jian, winner of the 2014 World Series in London, who took silver with 518.75 points.
WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 6: USA wins in Auckland (NZL)
United States of America needed a penalty shootout to beat Australia for the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament title at West Waves Aquatic Centre today In Auckland (NZL).
Australia pulled back a goal in the last 10 seconds for an 8-8 finish at fulltime to force the shootout, but missed twice while USA scored all four attempts. In the bronze-medal match, Canada came from three goals behind to beat China 9-7 in what was an enthralling encounter.
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.
WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 5: Australia-USA final; fifth berth up for grabs
Australia will play eight-time FINA World League champion United States of America for the gold medal at the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Waves Aquatic Centre on Sunday. The Aussie Stingers won through with a comfortable 13-6 margin over China but USA turned from 7-4 ahead at halftime to shrug off a determined Canada 11-9.
China, the 2013 World League champion, will play for bronze with Canada. It is irrelevant in the overall scheme of things as all four teams have qualified for the Super Final in Shanghai next month.
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