Chinese Divers Dominate Fourth Leg of FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019

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The Chinese divers excelled in the women’s events this weekend in Madrid, Spain, at the fourth leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019 as they clinched three gold medals out of four available in their category.

Wei Ying (CHN) collected the best score in the women’s 3m springboard (312.60), while teammate Ma Tong took silver (306.35) and Russia’s Elizaveta Kuzina settled for bronze with (285.35). Ying also took gold, together with partner Huang Xiaohui, in the springboard synchro event (293.40), while Russia, with Vitaliia Koroleva and Uliana Kliueva, placed second (270.00) and Japan’s Haruka Enomoto/Hazuki Miyamoto third (259.20).

The 10m platform was won by China’s Zhang Minjie with 336.15 points. Japan’s Matsuri Arai earned silver (332.60) and Celine Van Duijn from the Netherlands completed the podium (307.65). The Korean pair, Nayun Moon/Eunbi Cho, topped the 10m synchro, accumulating 264.45 points and Norway’s sisters Anna Vilde Tuxen/Helle Tuxen claimed silver (231.33).

In the men’s competition, Korea and China shared the gold medals on offer. Haram Woo (KOR) was the best in the 3m springboard (457.60). He was followed by China’s Tai Xiaohu (404.50), while Woo’s teammate Yeongnam Kim closed the podium with (399.80). Woo, this time paired with Kim, added the 3m synchro gold medal to his tally (366.75), while France’s Alexis Jandard/Gwendal Bisch were second (358.14) and Switzerland’s Guillaume Dutoit/Simon Rieckhoff settled for bronze (341.19).

Yang Lin of China pocketed the 10m gold (446.55) and Noah Williams (GBR, 398.80) and Yuan Song (CHN, 385.30) clinched the silver and bronze medals in this order. Yuan however collected the best score in the 10m synchro (404.25;) and the Koreans Jiwook Kim/Yeongtaek Kim took silver (318.42).

The 2019 circuit of the FINA Diving Grand Prix next stops in Bolzano (ITA) from June 14-16.

Medallists in Madrid (ESP)

Men

3m springboard:

  1. Haram Woo (KOR) 457.60
  2. Tai Xiaohu (CHN) 404.50
  3. Yeongnam Kim (KOR) 399.80

10m platform:

  1. Yang Lin (CHN) 446.55
  2. Noah Williams (GBR) 398.80
  3. Yuan Song (CHN) 385.30

3m springboard synchro:

  1. Yeongnam Kim / Haram Woo (KOR) 366.75
  2. Alexis Jandard / Gwendal Bisch (FRA) 358.14
  3. Guillaume Dutoit / Simon Rieckhoff (SUI) 341.19

10m platform synchro:

  1. Yuan Song / Yang Ling (CHN) 404.25
  2. Jiwook Kim / Yeongtaek Kim (KOR) 318.42

Women

3m springboard:

  1. Wei Ying (CHN) 312.60
  2. Ma Tong (CHN) 306.35
  3. Elizaveta Kuzina (RUS) 285.35

10m platform:

  1. Zhang Minjie (CHN) 336.15
  2. Matsuri Arai (JPN) 332.60
  3. Celine Van Duijn (NED) 307.65

3m springboard synchro:

  1. Huang Xiaohui / Wei Ying (CHN) 293.40
  2. Vitaliia Koroleva / Uliana Kliueva (RUS) 270.00
  3. Haruka Enomoto / Hazuki Miyamoto (JPN) 259.20

10m platform synchro:

  1. Nayun Moon / Eunbi Cho (KOR) 264.45
  2. Anna Vilde Tuxen / Helle Tuxen (NOR) 231.33

FINA Diving Grand Prix Calendar 2019:

#1 – Rostock (GER) – February 14-17
#2 – Calgary (CAN) – April 4-7
#3 – Mission Viejo (USA) – April 11-14
#4 – Madrid (ESP) – June 7-9
#5 – Bolzano (ITA) – June 14-16
# 6 – Cairo (EGY) – June 21-23
#7 – Gold Coast (AUS) – November 8-11
#8 – Kuala Lumpur (MAS) – November 15-17
#9 – Singapore (SGP) – November 22-24


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