DV GP 2014, Gatineau day 2: Filion and Benfeito continue to shine at home

Diving Grand Prix

Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal and François Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., are headed to this weekend’s finals at the FINA Diving Grand Prix after strong performances on Friday at the Centre sportif.

On women’s 10m platform, Filion and Benfeito were second and third in the second semifinal heat with 343.55 and 338.95 points. Qian Ren of China was the day’s top performer at 382.10. The top-three in each of the two semis advanced to Sunday’s final.

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DV GP 2014, Gatineau day 1: Canadian squad advances to finals

Diving Grand Prix

Canadian divers Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware had different viewpoints of their respective performances on Thursday May 1 as both advanced to the women’s 3m final at the third leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Gatineau (CAN).

After ranking first in the morning preliminaries, Abel topped the semifinal with 344.25 points. The two-time Olympian was delighted with her showing after a slow start to the international season.

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DWS 2014, London Day 3: China seals all gold medals

Diving World Series

China confirmed their position as the best diving nation with victory in the men’s and women’s 10m platform events on the final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.

With Qiu Bo not entered into the London leg it was down to World Series debutant Yang Jian to claim the gold in the men’s 10m platform event.

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DWS 2014, London Day 2: He Zi and Chong He golden glory

Diving World Series

The second day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series saw China’s He Zi and He Chong secure the gold medals in the springboard events. He Zi continued her gold run from Dubai here in London in the 3m springboard after scoring 360.15 points. She made an instant impact in the final with an impressive Inward 2.5 Somersaults piked which scored her 81.00 points.

She was in the lead throughout the final until the penultimate round when team-mate Wang Han overtook her but she scored 76.50 points for her Back 2.5 Somersaults piked to secure her place on the top of the podium.

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DWS 2014, London Day 1: China complete clean sweep in London

Diving World Series

China claimed gold medals in all of the synchronised events on the first day of action at the London leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.

The women’s 10m synchro was the first event up at the London Aquatics Centre and it saw World Champions Chen Roulin and Liu Huixia (CHN) secure the top place on the podium. Chen and Liu looked dominant throughout the final only moving out of the top spot in the second round. They finished the final with a score of 337.14 after securing 79.68 for their Back 2.5 Somersaults 1.5 Twists piked.

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