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AQUATICS: China wins eighth straight Diving gold; Russia 4-for-4 in Artistic and Wellbrock...

“There was no strategy or ‘key’ to today’s race for me.” Maybe not, but Germany’s Florian Wellbrock was determined not to let the 10 km open-water World Championships race in Gwangju (KOR) get away from him and he stayed near the front, or at the front almost the entire way, and when the time for […]
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AQUATICS: China 5-of-5 in diving, Russia 2-for-2 in Artistic and surprise Chinese open-water...

The 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships have opened just as expected … with one surprise. China was expected to dominate the diving events and has won all five. Russia was expected to dominate Artistic Swimming and is doing just that. But China’s Xin Xin pulled off the first upset of the Worlds with a victory […]
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AQUATICS: 18th World Aquatics Championships start Friday in Gwangju with Diving, Artistic and...

Once every two years, the entire competitive aquatics community comes together for the World Aquatics Championships, including Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming, Open Water, High Diving and Water Polo. FINA’s 18th edition of the Worlds is getting set to start in Gwangju (KOR), beginning on Friday and running for two weeks through the 28th. The overall […]
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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: More weightlifting doping positives, new T&F world leaders and the...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● Although weightlifting has been fully reinstated into the Olympic sports program for 2024 and beyond, the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued a reminder of what imperiled it: doping. The Court’s new Anti-Doping Division issued its first decision on Monday, […]
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DIVING: Boudia returns to win 21st U.S. national title as American teams for...

The USA Diving National Championships in Indianapolis was the selection meet for the 2019 FINA World Championships later this year in Changwon (KOR), and there are some familiar faces on the roster: ● Men/1 m: Briadam Herrera and Michael Hixon ● Men/3 m: David Boudia and Michael Hixon ● Men/10 m: Brandon Loschiavo and David […]
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DIVING: U.S. spots on the World Championships team being decided at Senior Nationals...

Spots on the U.S. team for the FINA World Championships are on the line this week at the USA Diving Senior National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana this week. The synchronized events have come early in the week with six pairs qualifying to represent the U.S. in Changwon (KOR) later this year: ● Men/Synchro 3 m: […]
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DIVING: China wins five, Keeney wins three in final World Series meet, in...

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 […]
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DIVING Preview: Strong opportunities for home-standing Brits in World Series finale in London

The London Aquatics Centre will be the site for the fifth and final leg of the FINA Diving World Series this weekend, with high...

DIVING: China’s second team wins five of 10 events at Kazan World Series

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 […]
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DIVING Preview: Wide-open competitions at World Series Kazan, as China sends its second...

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 […]
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DIVING: China dominates, but wins “only” eight events at Montreal World Series

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 […]
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LANE ONE: Planning your time off for 2020 yet? How about U.S. Trials...

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 […]
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DIVING Preview: World Series continues in Montreal with China on a 20-event win...

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 […]
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DIVING: Second straight sweep for China in Beijing World Series at the Water...

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 […]
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DIVING Preview: China looking for second straight FINA World Series sweep in Beijing

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 […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: With Congress on its tail, USOC is putting heat on...

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 […]
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DIVING: China sweeps all 10 events at World Series opener in Sagamihara

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, […]
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AQUATICS Preview: FINA World Series in Diving and Artistic Swimming start this week

FINA is best known for swimming, of course, but it supports its other disciplines with seasonal series, including a World Series for Diving and...

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