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DWS 2014, Monterrey Day 2: Hausding (GER) wins first individual gold in 3m springboard

Diving World Series

On Day 2 of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Monterrey, Patrick Hausding (GER) claimed his first individual World Series gold medal, taking out the men's 3m springboard and beating by only 3.55 points reigning World champion He Chong from China.

Hausding kept the lead all the way throughout the final, performing brilliantly all of his six dives: a good height, vertical and clean entry in the water, he controlled his dives, which were of a high degree of difficulty. In the fifth round, he received 100.70 points for his Forward 4.5 Somersaults, tucked (109C).


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DWS 2014, Monterrey Day 1: China sweeps all four synchro events

Diving World Series

China was invincible on Day 1 of the last FINA/NVC Diving World Series stop in Monterrey, Mexico, on June 6. The number-1 diving powerhouse swept all four synchronised events at stake. 

Reigning World champion He Zi and Wang Han kept main challengers at bay in the women's 3m springboard synchro to capture gold with a total score of 321.60. Local hero Laura Sanchez, 2012 Olympic medallist, combined with new partner Dolores Hernandez to earn silver, totalling 313.50. Canadian pair Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware Canada secured the bronze medal with 309.48 points.


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DWS 2014, Monterrey: world-class divers ready to put on a show!

Diving World Series

The world's best divers are in Monterrey (MEX) for the sixth and final leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2014, taking place from June 6-8.  At a press conference held on Thursday June 5, some of the best divers in action  shared their feelings ahead of the competition this weekend.


"We are excited to compete in Monterrey, we want to show the result from hard-work training," said reigning World champion He Zi (CHN). Two-time World champion Qiu Bo added: "We all want to win, that's why we are here."

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DWS 2014, Windsor Day 3: China's Cao Yuan earns 10 perfect 10s in platform event

Diving World Series

China's gold medal winner Cao Yuan earned a total 10 perfect 10s in his assault of the 10m platform event in Windsor, on Day 3 of the fifth leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2014.

The 19-year-old claimed his third gold medal in a single World Series meet. With the two synchro gold medals he won on Friday Cao becomes the first diver in World Series history to achieve this feat.

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DWS 2014, Windsor Day 2: China's He Chong wins men's 3m

Diving World Series

China's He Chong won his 12th gold medal in Diving World Series history defeating Great Britain's Jack Laugher by 17.55 points. Only his first dive was ranked the best of the round, while Laugher's second and fifth dives were the best of each of those rounds. He's 3.4 point lead in the first round and his overall consistency in the remaining five dives kept him in the lead throughout the entire competition. His lead after three dives was 13.25 points and he went on to score a total of 521.85 points after six dives.
 
The Chinese diver announced: "I'm very happy with today's result. My body is not as strong as before, my physique is declining. My knees have been giving me problems because I am aging and because the difficulty of the dives is increasing."

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DWS 2014, Windsor Day 1: Chinese pair wins two World Series gold on same day

Diving World Series

After winning the 10m synchro on day 1 of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Windsor (CAN), Chinese divers Cao Yuan and Lin Yue repeated on the 3m springboard this evening to became the first divers to win two World Series gold medals on the same day. "It was amazing and we are feeling really good," said Lin after winning both the 3m and 10m synchro events.
 
"We credit our daily training together, non stop and 7 days a week" said Cao. Cao has won eight World Series medals in 2014. The record for a single season is 10, set by Russia's Victor Minibaev who collected one gold, seven silver and two bronze medals in 2013.


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DWS 2014, Windsor: Diving Canada predicts medals in all women’s events

Diving World Series

The trophy case in the lobby of the Winter International Aquatic and Training Centre located in Windsor, Canada is filled with memorabilia which chronicles the region's proud athletic history. Not surprisingly most of the exhibits commemorated the nation's rich tradition of dominant performances on the frozen ponds, lakes and ice rinks of the Ontario province. You'll see a bright red jacket from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games worn by John Loring, one of the greatest Canadian track and field athlete of all time. There are even a few photographs, yellowing with age, featuring swim teams from the 1970's. You can look hard, but you won't find any diving memorabilia behind the glass.
 
Thanks to efforts of Mayor Eddie Francis and Diving Canada there may be a need to expand the trophy case in the very near future. The fifth stop of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series is scheduled to begin today at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre located just 0.5 mile from the city of Detroit, Michigan across from Lake Michigan. A total of USD$96,000 in prize money will be distributed to athletes placing first, second and third in the eight individual and synchro events during the World Series event this weekend.

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Doha 2014: FINA partners workshop bodes well for Championships

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

In preparation for the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), the Doha 2014 organising committee hosted a successful two-day Partners Workshop for the Official FINA partners to showcase the latest preparations ahead of the Championships on May 21-22, 2014.

During the workshop, the attendees were introduced to Qatar’s state-of the art swimming facilities at the Hamad Aquatic Centre, in Doha’s Sport City as well as being provided with a detailed update on all organisational aspects and the exceptional preparations being made by the organising committee.

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Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 6: Australia, USA, Canada and Brazil qualify for Super Final

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Game #1: Kazakhstan vs Venezuela 17-9

Kazakhstan came out and scored the first goal of the match. Venezuela was quick to answer with a goal of their own. Keeping the match close both teams played aggressively the entire first half. Venezuela managed to gain the lead with a score of six to five to end the half. Once the second half resumed Kazakstan had five unanswered goals to take the lead. Kazakhstan won the game with a final score of 17-9.

The Kazakhstan offense was led by Natalya Shepelina with five goals of her own. Other scorers included: Aizhan Akilbayeva(2), Assel Jakayeva (4), Anastassiya Mirshina (1), Oxana Saichuk (1), Anna Turova (1) Natalya Alexandrova (2).

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Women's Intercontinental Tournament, Day 5: USA defeats China 14-10

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Game #1 Brazil vs Kazakhstan 12-11

Brazil and Kazakhstan started off day 6 of the FINA Intercontinental Women’s Water Polo tournament with a close game. Both teams were tied going into the fourth quarter of play and Brazil ended up victorious with a score of 12-11. Izabella Chiappini played a strong offensive game for Brazil. Chiapinni scored 8 goals for the Brazillian’s who also had goals from Mirella Coutinlo (2), Mailina Canetti (1), and Lunianne Balloncas (1). Tess Oliveira played in goal for the Brazilian’s and made 6 saves.

Kazakhstan’s offense was lead by Oxana Saichuk who scored 4 goals for the team. Goal’s also came from Anna Turova (2), Natalya Shepelina(2), Marina Gritsenk (1), Natalya Alexandrova (1), and Assel Jakayeva (1). Alexandra Zharkova was in the goal for Kazakhstan and made 6 saves.

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