WUHAN, June 11, 2018 - Diving powerhouse China could not have wished a better scenario for the FINA Diving World Cup 2018, which took place in Wuhan, China, from June 5-10.
The host team clinched every single gold medal on offer, in all 11 individual and synchronised events.
Multiple Olympic and World champions confirmed their dominance last week in the Chinese city: Xie Siyi took gold in the 3m springboard (557.60), while Chen Aisen was the best in the platform (557.80). The two divers added another gold medal to their tally by winning the 3m and 10m synchro events with their respective partners, Cao Yuan and Yang Hao.
In the women's competition, results were just as excellent for Team China: Shi Tingmao pocketed the gold in the 3m springboard, while Zhang Jiaqi stole the 10m gold. The two girls confirmed their superiority by claiming victory in the synchro 3m and 10m with their respective teammates Chang Yani and Zhang Minjie.
In addition to 11 gold medals, China bagged another 4 silver medals.
Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, DPR Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine and the USA were the other nations to step on the podium in Wuhan.
Medallists in Wuhan
3m springboard: 1. Xie Siyi (CHN) 557.60; 2. Cao Yuan (CHN) 544.60; 3. Jack Laugher (GBR) 515.00
10m platform: 1. Chen Aisen (CHN) 557.80; 2. Yang Jian (CHN) 537.40; 3. David Dinsmore (USA) 489.80
3m springboard synchro: 1. Cao Yuan / Xie Siyi (CHN) 448.74; 2. Chris Mears / Jack Laugher (GBR) 440.64; 3. Jahir Ocampo / Rommel Pacheco (MEX) 435.72
10m platform synchro: 1. Yang Hao / Chen Aisen (CHN) 491.73; 2. Aleksandr Belevtsev / Nikita Shleikher (RUS) 427.20; 3. Declan Stacey / Dominic Bedggood (AUS) 409.59
3m springboard: 1. Shi Tingmao (CHN) 404.70; 2. Wang Han (CHN) 383.55; 3. Pamela Ware (CAN) 348.75
10m platform: 1. Zhang Jiaqi (CHN) 427.30; 2. Ren Qian (CHN) 403.85; 3. Pandelela Pamg (MAS) 349.15
3m springboard synchro: 1. Shi Tingmao / Chang Yani (CHN) 334.80; 2. Jennifer Abel / Melissa Citrini Beaulieu (CAN) 302.04; 3. Anabelle Smith / Esther Qin (AUS) 290.10
10m platform synchro: 1. Zhang Jiaqi / Zhang Minjie (CHN) 366.12; 2. Kim Mi Hwa / Kim Kwang Hui (PRK) 238.98; 3. Caeli Mckay / Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) 324.42
3m synchro: 1. Wang Han / Li Zheng (CHN) 337.95; 2. Maicol Verzotto / Elena Bertocchi (ITA) 303.90; 3. Ross Haslam / Grace Reid (GBR) 302.64
10m synchro: 1. Lian Junjie / Si Yajie (CHN) 353.31; 2. Caeli Mckay / Vincent Riendeau (CAN) 301.20; 3. Valeriia Belova / Sergey Nazin (RUS) 299.88
3m&10m: 1. Qiu Bo / Chen Yiwen (CHN) 406.20; 2. Sofia Lyskun / Oleg Kolodiy (UKR) 388.90; 3. David Dinsmore / Krytsa Palmer (USA) 374.65