DWS 2013, Guadalajara day 1: Golden day for Mexico and China

Diving World Series

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - China and Mexico repeated as gold medallists on the opening day of the fifth round of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series 2013, held in Guadalajara, Jalisco (MEX) from May 17-19. In his homeland, to the sound of mariachi, Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez, dubbed the 'wonder boys' for their prowess in the air and high degree of difficulty, won the gold medal in the men's 10m platform synchro with a total 467.55 points.

The Mexican pair, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, delighted their audience and were applauded in each of their six dives. Russia took the second place with Victor Minibaev and Artem Chesakov totalling 428.49. The bronze went to Jose Guerra and Jeinkler Aguirre of Cuba with 409.11 points, with one more medal going to Latin America.

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DGP 2013, San Juan day 2: Chinese divers top favourites ahead of finals

Diving Grand Prix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Chinese divers easily advanced on Friday to the men's 3m springboard and women's 10m platform finals at the fifth meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from May 16-19.

Sun Zhiyi dominated the men's 3m springboard with 493.60 points, more than 44 points ahead of Brazil’s Cesar Castro, his closest challenger in the event. Zhiyi averaged 8.36 points in the event. Castro, a veteran of three Olympiads, said he is focusing on always improving his performance, but acknowledged the Chinese diving team has demonstrated to be "the strongest in the competition".

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DGP 2013, San Juan day 1: nice start for Chinese, Canadian and Dutch divers

Diving Grand Prix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Top qualifier China advance to the men’s 10m platform and women’s 3m springboard finals after finishing first in both events on the opening day of San Juan's Diving Grand Prix, organised from May 16-19.

Huo Liang (Group A) and Jiang Yang (Group B) finished 1-2 in the 10m platform with 526.75 and 489.75 points, respectively. Cristian Arayon (COL, 406.55 points) and Robert Paez (VEN, 404.15 points) from semi final A and Philippe Gagne (CAN, 389.00 points) and David Dinsmore (USA, 383.50 points) from semi final B also made it to the men's 10m platform final.

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DGP 2013, Fort Lauderdale day 4: China completes sweep of gold

Diving Grand Prix

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) won the silver medal on 3m Sunday as the fourth stop of the FINA Diving Grand Prix came to a close at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

China completed the sweep, winning four more gold medals to walk away with victories on all eight events this week. He Chao won the men’s 3m gold and Jie Lian took the women’s platform title. Zhang Jun and Qu Lin paired for the women’s  3m synchro crown, and Huo Liang and Jian Yan teamed up to win the men’s 10m synchro title.

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DGP 2013, Fort Lauderdale day 3: China's Zhang Jun and Yanquan Zhang take gold in 3m and 10m events

Diving Grand Prix

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) won the silver medal on 10m Saturday at the FINA Diving Grand Prix, his first meet since winning gold at the 2012 Olympic Games.

China won all four gold medals awarded Saturday. Zhang Yanquan edged Boudia for the 10m gold, and Zhang Jun took gold in the women’s 3m contest. He Chao and Li Shixin paired for the men’s 3m synchro gold, with Jie Lian and Huang Xiaohui winning the women’s 10m synchro title.

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