Chinese Divers Continue to Roll in FINA Diving World Series, This Time at Mexico City Stop

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 10. OVER the weekend in Mexico City, the Chinese continued to own the sport with a gold-medal sweep during the second stop of the FINA Diving World Series.

In the men's events, Kai Qin (509.30) and Luxin Zhou (551.10) won the three-meter and 10-meter individual competitions, respectively. Meanwhile, Kai and Feng Wang took the three-meter synchro crown with 452.49 points, while Yue Lin and Liang Huo snagged the 10-meter synchro event with 474.72 points.

Other individual medal winners for the men included China's Chong He (493.85) and Canada's Alexandre Despatie (482.75) in the three-meter, China's Yue (548.10) and Cuba's Josa Guerra Oliva in the 10-meter.

In synchro events, Canada's team of Despatie and Arturo Miranda (409.68) and Cuba's Jorge Betancourt and Erick Fornaris (400.29) rounded out the top three in the three-meter, while Cuba's Oliva and Fornaris (427.02) and Russia's Gleb Galperin and Dmitry Dobroskok (424.98) took second and third in the 10-meter.

For the women, Jinjing Guo (372.90) and Ruolin Chen (481.75) won the three-meter and 10-meter individual events for China, while Minxia Wu and Jingjing (333.60) and Xin Wang and Ruolin (364.56) captured the three-meter and 10-meter synchro events.

Individually, Russia's Yuliya Pakhalina (362.50) and the United States' Nancilea Foster (323.90) earned hardware in the three-meter, while China's Xin (346.70) and Mexico's Paola Espinoza (345.35) went 2-3 in the 10-meter competition.

Australia's Sharleen Stratton and Briony Cole (303.90) and Russia's Anastasia Pozdyakova and Pakhalina (297.24) placed second and third in the three-meter synchro, while Canada's Emilie Heymans and Marie-Eve Marleau (352.68) and Germany's Annett Gamm and Nora Subschinski (306.21) took second and third in the 10-meter synchro.