LOS ANGELES, California, April 10. TOP athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games dive back into the pool for the 2009 FINA Diving World Series as Universal Sports, in partnership with FINA, provides LIVE coverage of the Diving World Series, beginning Saturday from Sheffield, Great Britain.
The 2009 FINA Diving World Series unites the best divers from around the world, as they compete across three continents for $480,000 in prize money. The series will feature the top eight male and female divers from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and World Cup events, competing in the 3m springboard, 3m synchronized springboard, 10m platform and 10m synchronized platform events.
LIVE COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM:
UniversalSports.com will broadcast the diving events from Sheffield, times are listed below. Highlights, full-length video, photo galleries, breaking news and more available at UniversalSports.com/swimming.
April 18 Men's 3m Springboard Semi & Final 8:45 AM – 12:10 PM
Women's 3m Synchro Semi
Men's 10m Synchro Final
Women's 10m Final
April 19 Women's 3m Springboard Semi & Final 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Men's 10m Semi & Final
Men's 3m Synchro Final
Women's 10m Synchro Final
FINA DIVING WORLD SERIES ON UNIVERAL SPORTS SCHEDULE:
March 21-22 Doha, Qatar Available on-demand
March 27-28 Changzhou, China Available on-demand
April 18-19 Sheffield, United Kingdom
April 24-25 Mexico City, Mexico
ATHLETES SET TO COMPETE:
Diving champions from the United States, China, Canada, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Germany will compete in the series. Set to appear this weekend in Sheffield from the United States are Thomas Finchum, Nick McCroy, Chris Colwill, Jevon Tarantino, Troy Dumais, Kelci Bryant, and Ariel Rittenhouse, Mary Beth Dunnichay and Michelle Cabassol. Some top competitors from around the world attending are Matthew Mitcham (AUS) the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10m platform and partner Lin Yue; and Chen Ruolin who won gold in the women's 10m platform and 10m synchronized platform events at the 2008 Summer Olympics for Team China.