China Remains on Top at FINA Diving World Cup

CHANGSHU, China, July 21. THE Chinese contingent remained supreme during the third day of competition at the 15th-Annual FINA Diving World Cup in Changshu, China on Thursday. The duo of Jia Tong and Chen Ruolin cruised to gold in the women’s synchronized platform competition with a 360.42, while Wang Fen and He Chong captured gold in men’s synchronized three-meter action with a 446.73.

No one could doubt Tong and Ruolin’s dominance as the pair claimed one 10 during the third round and never dipper lower than a 7.5 throughout the finals competition. The Chinese saved their best dive for last to tally 86.70 points with a back 2.5 somersault with 1.5 twists to secure victory.

Additionally, Japan’s Mai Nakagawa and Misako Yamashita picked up silver with a 302.70, while Canada’s Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito nabbed bronze with a 297.99.

Meanwhile on the men’s side of the evening, Feng and Chong had a much closer battle as they held off Americans Mitch Richeson and Troy Dumais for the title. The Chinese picked up their biggest dive in the fifth round with an 87.72 total on an inward 3.5 somersault to push their lead to 16.20 points. They then closed out the night with a reverse 2.5 somersault with 1.5 twists to claim the 18.30-point conquest.

Richeson and Dumais settled for silver with 428.43 points, the best finish for an American at the event thus far, while Germany’s team of Tobias Schellenberg and Andreas Wels posted a bronze effort with 393.30 points.

Women’s Synchronized Platform
Finals
1 Jia Tong CHN 360.42 Q
Chen Ruolin
2 Mai Nakagawa JPN 302.70 Q 57.72
Misako Yamashita
3 Roseline Filion CAN 297.99 Q 62.43
Meaghan Benfeito
4 Tonia Couch GBR 296.70 Q 63.72
Sracie Powell
5 Alexandra Croak AUS 292.86 Q 67.56
Melissa Wu
6 In Sun Hong PRK 288.72 Q 71.70
Kum Hui Choe
7 C.Cardinell USA 270.96 89.46
Christina Loukas
8 Annett Gamm GER 264.39 96.03
Nora Subschinski
9 Milena Sae BRA 249.24 111.18
Evelyn Winkler

Prelims
1 Jia Tong CHN 349.56 Q
Chen Ruolin
2 Mai Nakagawa JPN 307.98 Q 41.58
Misako Yamashita
3 Roseline Filion CAN 300.24 Q 49.32
Meaghan Benfeito
4 Alexandra Croak AUS 287.70 Q 61.86
Melissa Wu
5 C.Cardinell USA 284.04 Q 65.52
Christina Loukas
6 In Sun Hong PRK 276.06 Q 73.50
Kum Hui Choe
7 Tonia Couch GBR 274.86 Q 74.70
Sracie Powell
8 Annett Gamm GER 266.22 Q 83.34
Nora Subschinski
9 Milena Sae BRA 221.04 Q 128.52
Evelyn Winkler

Men’s Synchronized Three-Meter
Finals
1 Wang Feng CHN 446.73 Q
He Chong
2 Mitchell Richeson USA 428.43 Q 18.30
Troy Dumais
3 T.Schellenberg GER 393.30 Q 53.43
Andreas Wels
4 R.Roslan MAS 368.10 Q 78.63
Yeoh Ken Nee
5 Yegor Yakovenko UKR 366.57 Q 80.16
O.Pidhornyy
6 Sung Shel Son KOR 334.02 Q 112.71
Seong Hun Ha
7 Zardo Domenios PHI 333.54 113.19
Nino Carog
8 Amir El Gendy EGY 302.94 143.79
Mohamed Abd El Hady

Prelims
1 Wang Feng CHN 447.15 Q
He Chong
2 Mitchell Richeson USA 392.67 Q 54.48
Troy Dumais
3 T.Schellenberg GER 367.59 Q 79.56
Andreas Wels
4 Yegor Yakovenko UKR 352.68 Q 94.47
O.Pidhornyy
5 Sung Shel Son KOR 343.50 Q 103.65
Seong Hun Ha
6 Zardo Domenios PHI 323.88 Q 123.27
Nino Carog
7 Amir El Gendy EGY 302.31 Q 144.84
Mohamed Abd El Hady
8 R.Roslan MAS 296.46 Q 150.69
Yeoh Ken Nee
9 Julian Sanchez MEX (Absent) 0.00 447.15
Yahel Castillo

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