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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DWS 2015, London, Day 3: Tom Daley (GBR) takes gold in the platform event

Diving World Series

They came in their hundreds to support Britain’s Olympic bronze medallist, Tom Daley, and he didn’t disappoint taking gold in the men’s 10m Platform on the final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London in front of a packed home crowd.

In a commanding display Daley led from start to finish ending his six dive routine with 554.05 points for a comfortable 35.30 point victory over China’s Yang Jian, winner of the 2014 World Series in London, who took silver with 518.75 points.


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WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 6: USA wins in Auckland (NZL)

World League

auckland6United States of America needed a penalty shootout to beat Australia  for the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament title at West Waves Aquatic Centre today In Auckland (NZL).

Australia pulled back a goal in the last 10 seconds for an 8-8 finish at fulltime to force the shootout, but missed twice while USA scored all four attempts. In the bronze-medal match, Canada came from three goals behind to beat China 9-7 in what was an enthralling encounter.



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DWS 2015, London, Day 2: Russia breaks China’s dominance

Diving World Series

Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov broke China’s dominance of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London taking gold in a high scoring, high quality men’s 3m springboard final.

It was the first gold medal of the London event to go to a diver outside China.

Kuznetsov, silver medallist in the 3m synchro springboard at the London 2012 Olympic Games, produced a superb final dive, a forward 4 ½ somersault tucked, to score 98.80 points for a final total of 519.40 points. It was enough to move him from third place after five rounds to first after six.

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WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 5: Australia-USA final; fifth berth up for grabs

World League

auckland5Australia will play eight-time FINA World League champion United States of America for the gold medal at the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Waves Aquatic Centre on Sunday. The Aussie Stingers won through with a comfortable 13-6 margin over China but USA turned from 7-4 ahead at halftime to shrug off a determined Canada 11-9.

China, the 2013 World League champion, will play for bronze with Canada. It is irrelevant in the overall scheme of things as all four teams have qualified for the Super Final in Shanghai next month.



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