FINA is pleased to reveal the 2018 calendar of the prestigious annual circuit of the FINA Diving World Series.
The event will kick-off in Beijing (CHN) on March 9-11. The 2018 edition will then stop in Fuji (JPN) on March 15-17 while the last two meets will be held in Montreal (CAN) and Kazan (RUS) on April 27-29 and May 4-6 respectively.
The Chinese capital has been hosting a leg of this Series since 2011 without exception while Kazan is on board since 2015, the year the city organised a fantastic FINA World Championships.
Fuji and Montreal are both new hosts of this important international rendezvous, which gathers the world’s diving elite each year.
There are 10 events on the programme: men’s 3m springboard / men’s 10m platform, men’s synchronised 3m springboard / 10m platform, women’s 3m springboard / women’s 10m platform, women’s synchronised 3m springboard / 10m platform and two mixed events (3m + 10m).
The total prize money for the Series amounts to USD 1,350,000.
The 2017 edition was led by diving powerhouse China, who topped the ranking of every single event. Xie Siyi led the men’s 3m, while Chen Aisen was the best in the 10m platform. Shi Tingmao won the ranking of the women’s 3m and Si Yajie the 10m.
China was the best in all synchronised and mixed events in 2017.
Diving World Series 2018 calendar
1. Beijing (CHN) – March 9-11
2. Fuji (JPN) March 15-17
3. Montreal (CAN) April 27-29
4. Kazan (RUS) May 4-6
Press release courtesy of FINA