Kazan unveils six new sponsors for the FINA World Championships 2015

Kazan 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:




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Kazan Arena Stadium transformation to begin

Kazan 2015

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.

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FINA High Diving World Cup, Cozumel, Day 3, Orlando Duque wins the World Cup

High Diving 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.


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FINA High Diving World Cup 2015, Cozumel, Day 2: Simpson (USA) defends her title in Cozumel

High Diving World Cup

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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FINA High Diving World Cup, Cozumel, Day 1: Silchenko, Paredes and Duque lead the first 3 rounds

High Diving World Cup

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.

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