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OMEGA TIMING DIVING RESULTS & REVIEW - 15th FINA World Championships

Link to OMEGA DIVING RESULTS - 15th FINA World Championships, Barcelona

 
Review Diving Women’s 3m Springboard Synchro
 
China have won the 3m Synchro event for the seventh time (in succession).
In the history of Diving at the World Championships only the Women's 3m Springboard event has been won more often by a single NOC - China has won that event a record nine times.
China are unbeaten in the women's 3m synchro event in world championship competition since 1998.
Wu Minxia is now on a record breaking six world titles in this event. This makes her the most successful diver in any gender at a single individual and/or synchronised world championships event, emulating Gou Jingjing who won five world titles in 3m springboard and also five golds in 3m springboard synchro.
Wu Minxia has now won nine gold medals in the 3m springboard synchro event at Olympic Games (3) and World Championships (6) combined, winning nine of the last 10 major titles in this event. She only missed out on the 2005 world title.
Wu's partner Shi Tingmao added today's 3m synchro world title to the gold medal she won in 2011 in the 1m springboard event. Shi joins a list of three women that have won world titles in both the 1m and the 3m synchro events: He Zi (CHN), Yulia Pakhalina (RUS) and Irina Lashko (RUS.
Italy's Cagnotte/Dallapè claimed silver like they did at the 2009 World Championships.
Canada's Jennifer Abel added bronze to the silver medal she won in 2011. She had also won bronze in this event at the 2012 London Olympics.
 
 
Review Diving Men’s 10m Platform Synchro
 
Germany's Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding won the gold medal in the Men's 10m Platform Synchro event, providing a stunning start to the men's diving competition at the 2013 Aquatics World Championships. China, which had won all 10 events in Shanghai two years ago, will not provide another clean sweep.
Germany won their first gold medal in Diving events at the World Championships. Since Germany's reunification, their divers had won silver medals but until today never a gold.
China's divers came third in this event. It was only the second time in the history of the Aquatics World Championships that no Chinese pairing made it into the top two of one of the Synchro events. In this very event in 2003, also in Barcelona, Australia took gold and Ukraine collected silver, as China were made to settle for bronze.
 
 
Review Diving Men’s 1m Springboard
 
Li Shixin (CHN) became the first man to win this event multiple times after claiming gold in 2011.
At the age of 25 years and 160 days, Li is the oldest winner of this event
China have now won this event seven out of 10 times, including the last four editions.
Ilya Kvasha (UKR, silver) and Alejandro Chavez (MEX, bronze) won the first medal in this event for their countries.
Kvasha won Ukraine's first medal in a men's event other than 10m Platform Synchro, in which it has won three medals.
Chavez won Mexico's first medal in this event and the third bronze in all men's events (also two silvers).
 

Review Diving Women’s 10m Platform Synchronised
 
Chen Ruolin (CHN) won her fourth consecutive World Championships gold medal in the women's 10m platform synchronised.
The only female diver to win the same event more successive times is Guo Jingjing (CHN) who won gold five times in a row both in the 3m springboard and the 3m springboard synchronised (2001-2009).
Ruolin now has five golden WCh diving medals. Of all diving world champions (both male and female) only Guo Jingjing (10) and Wu Minxia (CHN, 7) have more.
Ruolin teamed up with Liu Huixia, her fourth different partner to win gold with. In 2007, Chen won with Jia Tong, in 2009 with Wang Xin and in 2011 with Wang Hao.
China won the gold four the seventh consecutive time. The only gold medal China failed to win was at the first time this event was part of the World Championship programme, in 1998, when Ukrainian pair Svetlana Serbina/Olena Zhupina proved too strong for the Chinese duo Li Chen/Cai Yuyan.
Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion (CAN) won only Canada's second medal in this event, after they themselves won the bronze in 2005.
Benfeito and Fillion recorded the longest interval between winning WCh medals in this event.
Pandelela Rinong Pamg/Mun Yee Leong (MAS) gave Malaysia only its second medal in diving world championships history by claiming bronze. They themselves also took the bronze in this discipline in 2009.
Malaysia equalled Germany as the only country with multiple bronze medals in this discipline.
Pamg and Leong joined Nora Subschinski (GER) as the only women with multiple bronze medals in this discipline.
 
Review Diving Women’s 1m Springboard
 
He Zi (CHN) wins her second gold medal in this event, six years after her first in 2007.
She joins Blythe Hartley (CAN) and Irina Lashko (RUS) as only women with two golds in this event.
Wu Minxia (CHN) is the only athlete to have won medals in this event over a longer period of time: 2001 (silver) - 2005 (silver) - 2009 (silver).
China has now won this event in five of the 10 editions.
This was China's 60th gold medal in all diving events at World Championships.
Wang Han (CHN) took bronze. This was her third medal in this event. Only Hartley (4) has more.
Tania Cagnotto (ITA, silver) won her second medal in this event after a bronze in 2011.
Cagnotto has now won two medals in three events: 1m Springboard (silver, bronze) - 3m Springboard Synchronised (silver, silver), 3m Springboard (bronze, bronze, bronze).
 
 
Review Diving Men’s 3m Synchro Springboard
 
Reigning Olympic champion Qin Kai (CHN) wins his fourth consecutive World Championship title in this event. In 2007 and 2009, he claimed gold alongside Wang Feng (CHN), in 2011 alongside Luo Yutong (CHN) and now with his new partner He Chong (CHN).
Qin Kai now has won this event a record four times. Former partner Wang Feng is on three gold medals. Besides his 2007 and 2009 titles, Wang Feng also won gold in 2005, when he formed a duo with He Chong (CHN).
Qin Kai is the first Chinese diver with four gold medals at a certain World Championships event.
Qin Kai (4 gold medals) and Wang Feng (3 gold and 1 silver) are the most decorated divers in this event at the World Championships.
Ilia Zakharov (RUS) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (RUS) reclaimed their silver medal. At the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China, they finished second behind Qin Kai and Luo Yutong.
At the 2012 Olympic Games, Ilia Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov also became runners-up, with Qin Kai and Luo Yutong claiming the Olympic gold medal.
Jahir Ocampo (MEX) and Rommel Pacheco (MEX) won the bronze medal. In 2011, Mexico also finished third, as Yahel Castillo (MEX) and Julián Sánchez (MEX) took bronze.
 
 
Review Diving Women’s 10m Platform
 
At the age of 14 years and 233 days, gold medal winner Si Yajie (CHN) is the youngest medallist in this event since Wang Xin (CHN, 14-222) won gold in 2007.
Si became the 14th different person to win this event in 15 editions. Fu Mingxia (CHN) is the only one who won it twice.
No other Diving event in either gender has had so many different winners.
Chen Ruolin won her third silver medal and fourth total medal in this event. With four medals, she equals Irina Kalinina (URS) as the most decorated diver in this event. Kalinina claimed a complete medal set from 1973 to 1978.
This is the sixth time China claim gold and silver in a single edition.
Yulia Prokopchuk (UKR, bronze) won her first medal in this event in her fifth participation.
This was Ukraine's fourth medal (G2-B2) in Women's Diving and the first since Kristina Ishchenko (UKR) and Olena Fedorova (UKR) took bronze in Women's 3m Springboard Synchronised.
 

Review Diving Men’s 3m Springboard
 
He Chong (CHN) emerged victorious in the Men's 3m Springboard event at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. This makes him the first contestant in Diving events in Barcelona to claim two gold medals.
Earlier in the week, He Chong had triumphed in the 3m Synchro event, partnering Qin Kai. 
He collected his third successive gold medal in this event, equalling the record for most consecutive golds in this event by Phil Boggs (USA), who took the gold in 1973, 1975, and 1978.
Only one male diver has won more successive gold medals in the same event at the World Aquatics Championships: Qin Kai has reeled off four straight gold medals in the Men's 3m Synchro event.
He's fourth medal in total in this event leaves him one shy of the record of five by Dmitriy Sautin (RUS), who won five medals in the Men's 3m Springboard at the Worlds.
He Chong's seventh medal in total at the Worlds puts him in outright third place all-time behind Dmitriy Sautin (RUS, nine) and Alexandre Despatie (CAN, eight).
Chinese divers have now taken gold in seven of the eight completed events at Barcelona 2013. There are two more events left.
 

Review Diving Women’s 3m Springboard

On Saturday, He Zi (CHN) added the 3m Springboard title to her gold medal in the 1m springboard event to become only the second woman ever to win both these world titles in a single World Championships edition. In 1991 Min Gao (CHN) also won the 1m and the 3m event.
For He this marks her first gold medal in the 3m springboard event after she had claimed silver in this event at the 2011 World Championships and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
He collected her fourth career world title in diving. In 2007 and 2013 she won the 1m springboard event and in 2007 she won the 3m synchro event. 
Only three Chinese women have won more WCh gold medals in diving: Guo Jingjing (10), Wu Minxia (7) and Chen Ruolin (5).
China are now on 10 gold WCh medals at 3m Springboard, a record-high in any event in any gender at World Championships.
Wang Han won silver to lift China’s total number of medals in this event to 18, a number only topped once, by themselves in Women’s 10m Platform (21).
Pamela Ware (CAN) claimed the bronze medal to add to her bronze medal in the 3m synchro event.
Ware is only the fourth non-Chinese female diver to collect medals in both the 3m and the 3m synchro event in a single World Championships edition after Jennifer Abel (CAN) in 2011, Tania Cagnotto (ITA) in 2009 and Yulia Pakhalina (RUS) in 1998, 2001 and 2003.
 
 
Review Diving Men’s 10m Platform
 
Qiu Bo (CHN) retained his world championship gold medal in the Men's 10m Platform, David Boudia (USA) took silver and Sascha Klein (GER) collected bronze as this event produced a completely identical podium to the one in the previous world championships for the second time in an individual (Synchro excluded) Diving event at the Worlds.
In 2005 and 2007 the Women's 3m Springboard also produced the same top three, in the same order.
China finished the Diving competition in Barcelona on nine gold medals, one fewer than two years ago in Shanghai, when they swept the competition. China's attempt of an encore of that was foiled on Day 2 of the tournament, when the second event, the Men's 10m Platform Synchro was won by Germany.
Nevertheless, China completed their third Diving World Championships winning at least nine gold medals, following 2007 and 2011. China is the only country that has won that many in a single World Championships.
Qiu became the fourth man to win back-to-back world titles in this event following Italy's Klaus Dibiasi (1973 and 1975), the United States' Greg Louganis (1978, 1982 and 1986) and Russia's Dmitriy Sautin (1994 and 1998).
He Chong (CHN) and He Zi (CHN) were the individual stars of the Diving competition in Barcelona. Both will return home from the 2013 Worlds with two gold medals.