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On final day of Junior Diving World Championships, China's domination continues with 4 more medals

Huian Su

The team of China held their competitive grip on the 17th FINA Junior Diving World Championships until the final day (Sunday, September 21, 2008) and the staging of the girl’s ‘B’ 3m springboard final and the final of the boy’s ‘A’ platform. The winner of the girl’s event was Lin Qu in 437.45 total points, followed by her compatriot Wanying He, who took silver with 410.25 total points. The bronze went to Anabelle Smith in 372.65 points and gave team Australia another medal to take home.

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22Sep2008

Two more golds for China in girls 'A' platform on Day 5 of Junior Diving World's, a bronze for Japan

Risa Asada

Girl's 'A' platform final (competitors born 1990, 1991, 1992)
China’s sweep of gold at the 17th FINA Diving World Championships in Aachen (GER) continued on Day 5 (Saturday, September 20, 2008) when Ni Chen (CHN) won the girl’s ‘A’ platform event with a total score of 484.70. Her compatriot Han Wang (CHN) took silver with a total of 476.50, and the bronze went to Japan’s only medallist so far at these Championships, Risa Asada (JPN) with a total of 483.05.

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21Sep2008

Boy’s ‘B’ springboard on Day 5 of Junior Diving World’s features showdown between China and Britain

Boy's 'B' 3m springboard final (competitors aged 1993/1994)
One of the finals that took place on the fifth day (Saturday, September 20) of competition at the 17th FINA Junior Diving World Championships, the boy’s 3m springboard, saw Great Britain’s Thomas Daley cleanly defeated by China’s Dongliang Wu by a sizable margin. For Daley’s 485.25 accumulated point total, Wu reached 510.25. In third place was Peng Wang of China with a reputable score of 470.40.

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21Sep2008

China, Russia collect more hardware on Junior Diving World Championships Day 4, Daley joins the show

The fourth day (Friday, September 19) of the 17th FINA Junior Diving World Championships in Aachen (GER) bore witness to the continuation of what has become a Chinese domination of the event. In the three events contested on this day, the boy’s ‘A’ 1m springboard, boy’s ‘B’ 10m platform, and the girl’s ‘A’ + ‘B’ synchronised 3m springboard, all the gold medals on offer went to divers on the Chinese team. Even in the platform competition, which featured the young (13 years old) British diving sensation Thomas Daley, fresh from his first Olympic appearance in Beijing, it was China’s Bo Qiu who would reach the top of the podium.
 

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20Sep2008

Three more medals for next generation of Chinese divers on Day 2 of World Junior Championships

Aachen 2008

Day 2 (Wednesday, September 17, 2008) of the 17th FINA Junior Diving World Championships saw more medals go almost exclusively to young Chinese and Russian aquatic aerialists, although Canadian rising star Jennifer Abel took silver in the girl’s ‘A’ 3m springboard.

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18Sep2008

Young Chinese and Russian divers golden on Junior World Championships Day 1

Johannes Donay (GER)

The world was introduced to some of the next generation of diving greats when the first finals of the 17th FINA Junior Diving World Championships in Aachen (GER) took place September 16, 2008.

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17Sep2008

17. FINA World Junior Diving Championships - Aachen (GER)

Aachen 2008

From September 16-21, 2008, the best young divers from around the world will gather at the Schwimmhalle West in Aachen, Germany for the 17th FINA World Junior Diving Championships. Approximately 220 divers from 40 countries will participate, with boys and girls competing in both “B” (born 1993/1994) and “A” (born 1990/1991/1992) categories. The event programme includes 3m springboard, 1m springboard, platform, and 3m synchro.
 
 
 
 
 

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16Sep2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 8 (Lac Memphrémagog, CAN)

The eighth leg of FINA’s Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008 series took place on August 2, 2008 on the occasion of the 30th edition of the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog. This 34km challenge in the fresh water glacial lake located between Newport, Vermont (USA) and Magog, Québec (CAN) welcomed the participation of 21 swimmers (11 men and 10 women) whose collective times ranged from 7:27:25 to 9:16:45.

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03Aug2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 8 (Lac Memphrémagog, CAN)

The eighth leg of FINA’s Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008 series took place on August 2, 2008 on the occasion of the 30th edition of the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog. This 34km challenge in the fresh water glacial lake located between Newport, Vermont (USA) and Magog, Québec (CAN) welcomed the participation of 21 swimmers (11 men and 10 women) whose collective times ranged from 7:27:25 to 9:16:45.

UltraMarathon Swim Series 2008
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03Aug2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 7 (Lac St. Jean, CAN)

 This race, the seventh leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008, doubled as the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean (annual competition since 1955). The challenge facing participants was a 32km crossing of the fresh water Lake St. Jean from Péribonka to Roberval. Twenty-six swimmers took part (14 women and 12 men). There was one start for all swimmers, at 8am. The water on competition day had waves of up to 1m, with winds gusting up to 50km per hour. Air temperature was 19°C and water temperature was between 18 and 21°C.

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26Jul2008

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