Truth be told, the Chinese made the final stop in the 2019 FINA Diving World Series a lot more interesting by keeping their top performers at home. Still, Chinese entries won five of the 10 events in London (GBR), with Hao Yang (men) and Yuxi Chen (women) winning the 10 m events, and Chen winning […]
The London Aquatics Centre will be the site for the fifth and final leg of the FINA Diving World Series this weekend, with high...
The FINA World Series is designed to be the highest level of “regular-season” competition in diving, but China’s domination of the sport was demonstrated in the meet in Kazan (RUS). The Chinese sent a second-line team, which still managed to win five of the 10 events and won 11 medals overall, by far the most […]
The fourth of five events in the FINA Diving World Series – its highest-level diving series – is in Kazan (RUS) and will have a significantly different outcome than the prior three chapters. That’s because China is entering only a partial team and without many of the dominant divers who have combined to win 28 […]
Well, it had to end eventually. China’s 20-event win streak in the FINA Diving World Series came to an end at the third stop of the circuit, in Montreal (CAN), but that didn’t mean that it didn’t dominate the event. After winning all 10 events at the first two World Series stops in Japan and […]
With the announcement of St. Louis, Missouri as the site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for men and women, the United States Olympic Committee – and its television partner, NBC – have assembled two weeks of continuous Olympic Trials action for next June. Over the course of almost a year, four U.S. Trials events […]
The question for the third leg of the Diving World Series in Montreal (CHN) is simple: can anyone beat China? For the first two stages, in Sagamihara (JPN) and Beijing (CHN) in March, the answer was no. China won all 10 events in both, and went 1-2 in four of the six individual events between […]
Ten up and ten golds, two weeks in a row. That’s the story of the first two meets in the FINA Diving World Series, both swept by Chinese divers. This week’s competition was in Beijing (CHN) at the famed Water Cube, home of the 2008 Olympic Games. Some of China’s medalists from the 2016 Games […]
The second of five FINA Diving World Series meets in 2019 comes to the famed Water Cube in Beijing (CHN), following a Chinese sweep of the season opener at Sagamihara (JPN). All 10 of the winning entries will be back and they were impressive. Six won by 10 or more points and two more won […]
Stung by the multiple Congressional inquiries into its responses – or lack of responses – to the sexual-abuse situations in swimming, gymnastics and other sports, the United States Olympic Committee has begun an intense program of review of its affiliated National Governing Bodies. The USOC has already begun the process of formally revoking the status […]
Could anyone beat the Chinese? No. That was the main question at the opening event of the FINA Diving World Series event in Sagamihara (JPN) over the weekend, but the world’s no. 1 diving nation went 10-for-10 and swept the event. Chinese divers went 1-2 in both the men’s and women’s 3 m Springboard events, […]
FINA is best known for swimming, of course, but it supports its other disciplines with seasonal series, including a World Series for Diving and...