Germany’s Patrick Hausding Breaks Up Chinese Dominance in Rostock

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Germany’s diving ace Patrick Hausding proved his impressive skills by breaking the Chinese domination of the first leg of the 2018 FINA Diving Grand Prix in Rostock (GER) on February 23-25, clinching the gold medal in the men’s 3m event.

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After six rounds, Hausding scored 493.35 points and was followed by Jahir Ocampo of Mexico (479.65), while Nikita Shleikher (RUS) took bronze (443.80).

Germany grabbed another gold medal in the women’s 3m synchro as Lena Hentschel / Tina Punzel got the highest score (293.10). The Mexican pair Arantxa Chavez / Dolores Hernandes took silver 284.10, while Millie Haffety / Scarlett Mew Jensen of Great Britain climbed on the last step of the podium (270.51).

In the men’s competition, China’s star Qiu Bo excelled in the platform event and pocketed the gold medal with 556.70. Tai Xiaohu (CHN) and Nikita Shleikher (RUS) followed him in this order with 498.50 and 456.05 respectively.

Huang Xiaohui (357.90) and Si Yajie (356.55) of China were the best in the women’s 3m and 10m events.

Great Britain, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine were other nations on the podium this weekend in Rostock.

Medallists in Rostock (all detailed results)

Men
3m – 1. Patrick Hausding (GER) 493.35; 2. Jahir Ocampo (MEX) 479.65; 3. Nikita Shleikher (RUS) 443.80
10m – 1. Qiu Bo (CHN) 556.70; 2. Tai Xiaohu (CHN) 498.50; 3. Nikita Shleikher (RUS) 456.05
3m synchro – 1. Wang Zong Yuam / Hu Zijie (CHN) 422.37; 2. Jack Haslam / Ross Haslam (GBR) 407.46; 3. Chew Yiwei / Tze Liang Ooi (MAS) 387.54
10m synchro – 1. Tai Xiaohu / Coa Lizhi (CHN) 439.29; 2. Matthew Lee / Kyle Kothari (GBR) 397.65; 3. Kevin Berlin / Andrés Villarreal (MEX) 379.14

Women
3m – 1. Huang Xiaohui (CHN) 357.90; 2. Chen Yiwen (CHN) 356.55; 3. Tina Punzel (GER) 342.50
10m – 1. Si Yajie (CHN) 361.90; 2. Viviana Del Angel (MEX) 349.10; 3. Lois Toulson (GBR) 334.00
3m synchro – 1. Lena Hentschel / Tina Punzel (GER) 293.10; 2. Arantxa Chavez / Dolores Hernandes (MEX) 284.10; 3. Millie Haffety / Scarlett Mew Jensen (GBR) 270.51
10m synchro – 1. Si Yajie / Xu Yijin (CHN) 322.86; 2. Gabriela Agundez / Viviana Del Angel (MEX) 287.58; 3. Valeriia Liulko 7 Sofia Lyskun (UKR) 282.84

Mixed
3m – 1. Tai Xiaohu / Chen Yiwen (CHN) 325.56; 2. Lou Massenberg / Tina Punzel (GER) 295.11; 3. Jahir Ocampo / Dolores Hernandes (MEX) 293.31
10m – 1. Coa Lizhi / Si Yajie (CHN) 320.91; 2. Matthew Lee / Lois Toulson (GBR) 317.88; 3. Florian Fandler / Tina Punzel (GER) 297.72

Calendar 2018

#1 – Rostock (GER) – February 23-25
#2 – Calgary (CAN) – May 10-13
#3 – Bolzano (ITA) – July 6-8
#4 – Madrid (ESP) – July 13-15
#5 – Kuala Lumpur (MAS) – November 9-11
# 6 – tbc (AUS) – November 15-18
#7 – Singapore (SGP) – November 23-25

About Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press release courtesy of FINA. 

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