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SHANGHAI, China, July 21. CHINESE young prospect Huang Xiaohui claimed her first individual title at world level in the women's 10m platform, besting team-mate Liu Huixia, at the 19th FINA Diving World Cup in Shanghai on July 18.

Huang, winner of the mixed team event with Chen Aisen on Day 1 of the World Cup, was confident heading to the final, having led throughout the preliminaries

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Michael Hixon

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, July 21. JUST a few weeks after Swimming World first reported the news, the Indiana University Athletics Department has released a statement explaining that two-time NCAA champion Michael Hixon is now a Hoosier.

Here's the release from an ecstatic Hoosiers Athletics

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Chen Aisen/Huang Xiaohui gave host China their first gold medal by sweeping the mixed team event on the opening day of the 19th FINA Diving World Cup, organised in Shanghai on July 15-20. The Chinese duo collected 408.60 points from three solid dives each to win the title, while Ukraine's Oleksandr Bondar/Yulia Prokopchuk came second with a total 390.55. Russians Nadezhda Bazhina/Victor

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Michael Hixon

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9. IN a move that will send shockwaves through the NCAA Diving community, Texas has confirmed to Swimming World that two-time NCAA champion Michael Hixon has elected to transfer.

Swimming World has also learned via a source close to the situation that Hixon intends on heading to the Indiana Hoosiers to train with his current synchro partner Darian Schmid

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Matt Scoggin

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25. UNIVERSITY of Texas diving coach Matt Scoggin has been named head coach of USA Diving's team for the upcoming FINA Diving World Cup, to be held July 15-20 in Shanghai. Held every other year, the FINA Diving World Cup is the top international meet of the 2014 season.

Two of the 12 athletes on the World Cup team are coached by Scoggin, with Murphy Bromberg (Bexl

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Nick McCrory

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, June 13. NCAA champion diver Nick McCrory has followed his longtime coach Drew Johansen to Indiana University, making the move as he begins his postgraduate chapter on the road to 2016.

McCrory won multiple NCAA titles at Duke under Johansen's watch, taking the platform titles in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Though Johansen moved to Indiana to coach there in the 2013-201

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Patrick Jeffrey

STANFORD, California, June 11. PATRICK Jeffrey has been named the head diving coach at Stanford University, Bernard Muir, The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics, announced Wednesday. Jeffrey comes to The Farm from Florida State where he spent the last 15 seasons leading the Seminoles' diving program.

It is an honor to be offered the position at Stanford University, said Jeffrey

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Meaghan Benfeito

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 9. FIRST-time host Monterrey (MEX), the last of six meets, successfully concluded the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2014 with once again a top-notch three-day competition, held from June 6-8 and featuring the best divers in action. China walked away with six victories, Germany and Canada earned one title each. Great Britain, Malaysia, Mexico and Russia also climbed the

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Cao Yuan

WINDSOR, Canada, June 2. CHINA took home seven of the eight titles on offer at the penultimate leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, held for the first time in Windsor (CAN) on May 30 -- June 1. Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion, 2013 World silver medallists, pocketed their first World Series title, finishing atop the women's 10m platform synchro.

Among men, 19-year-old Cao coll

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Khongzheng Li

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 28. KONGZHENG KZ Li, former diving coach at the University of Michigan, has been named as the head diving coach at the University of Louisville, according to Cardinal head coach Arthur Albiero. Li just concluded his fourth season as the head diving coach for the 12-time NCAA national championship University of Michigan swimming and diving programs where he oversaw bo

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GUANAJUATO, Mexico, May 19. THE fifth stop of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2014, held in Guanajuato (MEX) on May 15-18, was a show of strength by China and Mexico: the two diving powerhouses climbed the podium a total 11 times. The locals pocketed three titles -- the men's 3m springboard, the men's and women 3m springboard synchro -- while China swept the five remaining events. Austra

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 28. CHINESE divers exhibited their prowess during the third leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series at the London Aquatics Centre on April 25-27, pocketing all eight titles at stake.

In the men's individual events, reigning World champion He Chong claimed the 3m springboard gold, scoring a total 559.00 points. 2012 Olympic champion Illya Zakharov of Russi

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Donnie Craine

GAINESVILLE, Florida, April 24. UNIVERSITY of Florida head men's and women's diving coach Donnie Craine, 61, passed away this morning in a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia.

Our thoughts are with Mindy, their family and all who had a chance to know and be coached by him, said Athletics Director Jeremy Foley. This is such sad news about Donnie Craine. Donnie loved being a

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Heikki Makikallio

TEMPE, Arizona, April 23. ARIZONA State head diving coach Mark Bradshaw announced Heikki Makikallio has signed a letter of intent to study and compete for the Sun Devils.

Makikallio, a native of Finland, is an accomplished platform diver. Last June, Makikallio competed in the 2013 European Diving Championships finishing 15th overall on the 10-meter platform.

I am extremely excited to ha

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