FINA Diving Grand Prix 2004 – Chinese Supremacy in Canada

VICTORIA, Canada, May 3. CHINESE athletes continue to dominate the 2004 series of the FINA Diving Grand Prix (DGP). In Victoria, Canada, the Asian team won seven of eight gold medals in the sixth meet of the year, held from April 29 to May 2. The only exception to this supremacy – in the previous leg of the DGP in Zhuhai, China, the Chinese divers had won all the titles in dispute – came from Japan's Ken Terauchi in the men’s 3m springboard.

Canadian stars Alexandre Despatie, Emilie Heymans and Blythe Hartley got one silver medal each, while Australia, which participated with its best divers, left Canada with six medals (three silver and three bronze). Britain's Leon Taylor was second in the men’s 10m platform and is the provisional leader in this event in the overall ranking of the DGP 2004.

MEN
3m springboard:
1. Ken Terauchi (JPN) 501.06;
2. Alexandre Despatie (CAN) 498.75;
3. Wang Kenan (CHN) 497.22

10m platform:
1. Jinghui Yang (CHN) 570.42;
2. Leon Taylor (GBR) 517.56;
3. Mathew Helm (AUS) 471.60

Synchronised 3m springboard:
1. CHN (Bo Peng/Kenan Wang) 340.68;
2. AUS (Robert Newbery/Steve Barnett) 331.53;
3. CUB (Erick Fornaris/Jorge Betancourt) 331.44

Synchronised 10m platform:
1. CHN (Liang Tian/Yang Jinghui) 361.20;
2. AUS (Mathew Helm/Robert Newbery) 342.48;
3. USA (Mark Ruiz/Kyle Prandi) 324.48

WOMEN
3m springboard:
1. Jingjing Guo (CHN) 381.75;
2. Blythe Hartley (CAN) 362.40;
3. Vera Ilyina (RUS) 354.33

10m platform:
1. Ting Li (CHN) 422.91;
2. Emilie Heymans (CAN) 412.74;
3. Loudy Tourky (AUS) 369.84

Synchronised 3m springboard:
1. CHN (Minxia Wu/Jingjing Guo) 316.50;
2. RUS (Yulia Pakhalina/Vera Ilyina) 307.56;
3. AUS (Chantelle Michell/Irina Lashko) 295.20

Synchronised 10m platform:
1. CHN (Lishi Lao/Ting Li) 324.66;
2. AUS (Loudy Tourky/Lynda Dackiw) 296.97;
3. USA (Laura Wilkinson/Kimiko Soldati) 296.82

-Courtesy FINA

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