DWS 2011 - Guanajuato, Day 2: Three more wins for China to conclude the 2011 Series

Diving World Series

Qin Kai (CHN) - credit: Christian PalmaChina ended with a "concert of perfection" the fourth stage of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series, namely thanks to Qiu Bo, the “king” of the men's 10m platform, event that he won in the four legs of the series in Moscow, Beijing, Sheffield and Guanajuato.

In Mexico, the last event of the 2011 competition held on April 22-23, Qiu Bo received two perfect 10 from the judges and finished his six-dive effort with a total of 582.45 points and another gold medal in his pocket. World champion Thomas Daley (GBR) was also in great shape and obtained the silver medal with 562.80 points, while Rommel Pacheco (MEX), certainly inspired by the Mexican audience, got the bronze with 540.90 points.

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DWS 2011 - Guanajuato, Day 1: Garcia and Sanchez win gold at home

Diving World Series

Mexican public on cloud nine - credit: Christian PalmaMariachi music echoed in Guanajuato (MEX) when Mexican divers Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez got the gold medal in the synchronised 10m platform with 446.73 points, in what constituted one of the surprises of the inaugural day of the fourth and last leg of the FINA/MIDEA Diving World Series.

The Mexicans were very close to the podium in the three previous meets, but in Guanajuato they finally got their first win of the series. In a duel ahead of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Garcia/Sanchez took over the lead in the third round and beat David Boudia/Thomas Finchum (USA), second with 437.10, and Jose Guerra/Jeinkler Aguirre (CUB), third with 433.71.

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Shanghai 2011 - Open Water Swimming Venue (Jinshan City Beach) Report

Shanghai 2011

The competition course is located within an embankment in Jinshan City Beach. The water in the embankment originates from sea water pumped from outside the dam through the floodgate. After going through natural sedimentation, the turbid sea water can turn clear. And the sea water is drawn into the embankment on a regular base.

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Japanese swimmers selected for the Worlds

Federations News

The Japan Swimming Trials for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this July successfully ended at the Hironoshin Furuhashi Memorial Swimming Center in Hamamatsu, Japan, on April 11.

The Japan Swimming Federation announced at a press conference a day after that 22 swimmers (see below), among which Kosuke Kitajima, Naoya Tomita, Takeshi Matsuda, Ryosuke Irie just to name a few. Head coach Norimasa Hirai told the local press that Japan's goal was to win five medals in Shanghai.

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Biagioli (ARG) and Lurz (GER) win in Santos

10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

The season of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2011 has started! The city of Santos, in Brazil, was the place of the first leg of the circuit. A beautiful sunrise welcomed the spectators on Aparecida beach to watch the race.

93 swimmers (50 men and 43 women) from 21 countries disputed the event: Albany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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