DWS 2015, Dubai Day 2: Laugher (GBR) takes gold in 3m final

Diving World Series

Jack Laugher (GBR)The 3m springboard finals of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 delivered great excitement for the huge crowds at the Hamdan Sports Complex tonight, as Great Britain’s Jack Laugher gave a superb display of precision diving to break China’s stranglehold and win gold with 564.35 points, a huge 32.50 points clear of world champion He Chong.

In a dominant display usually only seen from China, Laugher took the lead in round one and did not relinquish it, scoring over 90 points for all but one of his dives. To the delight of the supportive crowd he top scored with his final dive, posting 97.20 for his Back 3.5 Somersaults, Tucked.

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DWS 2015, Dubai: China faces tough competition but takes gold on Day 1

Diving World Series

Wu / Shi (CHN)The Chinese dominance of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series continued today as they took all four gold medals on offer on Day 1 of the second round of the Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex. However while the Chinese were untroubled in their victories in the men’s 10m synchro and women’s 3m synchro, they faced tough competition in the other two finals held today, the women’s 10m synchro and men’s 3m synchro.

The first event of the day, the women’s 10m synchro saw Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion come within a whisker of gold, with China’s Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia winning by just 3.39 points, and in the last event of the night, China’s Qin Kai and Cao Yuan managed to hold off a strong finish by Russia’s Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov, winning by just 8.28 points.

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Daley dives into Dubai

Diving World Series

Tom Daley Diving superstar Tom Daley hit the beach at Burj Al Arab on March 18, 2015 ahead of this week’s second round of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, taking place from March 19-21.

Daley, of Great Britain, said: “I love being back in Dubai, this World Series is great, as soon as you walk in here straight away it feels like a competition and a big deal. It’s a really good atmosphere, and there’s lots of support for the Brits which I like."


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Reymond: "It was an extraordinary race!"

10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

Axel Reymond (FRA)The second leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup was successfully hosted on March 13, 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Before the race, six-time World champion Britta Kamrau, also a FINA Athletes Committee member, told local newspaper Gulf News: "My last career meet was here in Abu Dhabi and it is nice to be back. It was one of my favourite marathon races.”

“I’m also happy that the race is back on the circuit. The UAE has always been important for FINA. The organisers have put in a lot of effort and you can feel it."

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DWS 2015, Beijing Day 3: Yang edges Olympic champion Boudia in 10m platform

Diving World Series

With a gruelling 123 points for his last dive, a Forward 4.5 Somersaults, Piked, local hope Yang Jian celebrated his men's 10m platform title in front of an ecstatic crowd on the last day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series meet in Beijing today, March 15.

Yang stunned a field of big names, including U.S. Olympic champion in the event David Boudia, current World champion Qiu Bo (CHN) and World bronze medallist Sascha Klein (GER), making his mark in the event by scoring a total 587.40 points.

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