Greg Eggert, FINA Media Committee Member (USA)

In the finals of the second day of competition Jack Laugher of Great Britian captured his second gold medal of the series in the men's 3m springboard event. 

The Chinese women have won gold medals in every event throughout the series including tonight's 10m platform at the Windsor International Aquatics & Training Center in Windsor, Canada.

The Chinese added another gold medal in the mixed 10m synchronized event to conclude their domination of this event during the series.

Yajie SI of China achieved the highest score in the women's 10m platform to earn a gold medal for the third time in the series.  The winner's 390.60 points bettered Meissa WU of Australia who finished in second.

Third place was claimed by Qian REN who stood at the top of the podium in Kazan and placed second in the Beijing and Guanghzhou events.

SI won both World Series events held in China but finished behind teammate REN in Kazan. 

The Chinese women won 8 of the 12 medals in this event sweeping the 4 gold medals, 3 silver and one bronze. Australia's Wu earned her silver medal tonight. 

Mi Rae KIM of the People's Republic of Korea earned silver medals in Beijing and also in Guanghzhou. 

Mexico's Viviana DEL ANGEL PENICHE finished third in this event in Kazan. Fan favorite Jack LAUGHER of Great Britain won his second gold medal in the men's 3m springboard competition. 

Laugher is the only diver outside of the Chinese to win an individual gold medal in any event to date. The Brit won the event in Beijing. 

LAUGHER scored 108.30 points, including a 10.0 from one judge on his 5th diver taking a 38.05 point margin into the final round. 

His total of 567.15 points in Windsor was the highest point tally of the series. 

LAUGHER finished 38.65 points ahead of Siyi XIE of China and 66.65 points ahead of China's Yuan CAO as the Chinese athletes finished second and third in tonight's competition. 

LAUGHER's series tally included two gold medals and one silver medal.  China's XIE and CAO each won one gold medal;  XIE finished second three times while his teammate CAO earned three bronze medals during the series.  

LAUGHER won Britain's first ever Olympic gold medal in diving by winning the men's synchronized 3m springboard event with partner Chris MEARS at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.  A week later LAUGHER earned a silver medal in the men's individual 3m springboard, becoming the first British diver to win multiple Olympic diving medals at the same Olympics. 

LAUGHER shared his observations following the evening's competition:  

"My diving in Windsor this week was very good. I started out really well scoring 108 points on my favorite dive.  I achieved a new personal best today, almost a world record.  It's been a fantasic competition across all of the events.  To win two events and to be the only non Chinese diver to win an event is really special.  I look forward to the World Championships this summer in Budapest.  Last summer in Rio at the Olympic Games was the best competition of my life.  I loved the pool and I loved the place, and it was an insane experience for Chris (MEARS) and me to win Olympic Gold and then to follow up with an Olympic silver medal a week later.  One gold and one silver means that there is room for improvement in Tokyo.  My life is not a lot different, I live in the same place and I am training hard, perhaps a little bit harder than before.  My previous coach moved away so I have a new coach."

Jie LIAN and Junjie LIAN of China swept the four event series of the mixed 10m synchronized contest scoring 344.37, a comfortable margin of 29.55 points ahead of the silver medalists from the host country.  

Although the Chinese champions are not related but train together at the Beijing Water Cube.  Canadian divers Meaghan BENFEITO and Vincent RIENDEAU earned their silver medal finishing just .78 points ahead of Melissa WU and Domonic BEDGGOOD of Australia. 

The Australians scored 80.64 points on their final dive compared to the Canadians final dive tally of 72.0 points allowing the Canadians to claim their first silver medal in this event during the series.  Russian divers earned two silver medals in the series; the pair from Mexico earned one silver medal in this event.  

The Candians also received a bronze medal in Beijing for a total of one silver and one bronze medal in the series while the Australian divers earned three bronze medals. 

Judges score this event on two parameters: four judges score the execution of each dive while five judges award scores for the synchronization of the pair. The Canadian divers shared their satisfaction with today's results:

“We’re very happy with this final performance at the World Series. It’s been a rocky season for us, we haven’t been on the podium has much as previous seasons, so it’s a great thing for us to end on a positive note with a silver medal,” said Vincent RIENDEAU. “We’re happy with our score and the dives we did. We improved our synchro today compared to the previous competitions, so we’re looking to repeat that in future competition.”

 His teammate BENFEITO commented:  

“It was important for us to do well to up our spot on the overall ranking and to finish on a good note, at home in Canada, is always something important for us,” said Meaghan Benfeito.

”I was a little tired from my 10m final, but very excited to compete. We had more fun that at previous legs of the World Series, so I think that helped me to perform better.”

The 2017 FINA/NVC Diving World Series will conclude with the women's 3m final, the men's 10m platform final and the mixed 3m synchro final.

Detailed results of the Windsor edition of the 2017 FINA/NVC Diving World Series are available through: