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Diving at FINA World Masters 2015: Day 2 results

13.08.2015, 16:10 Sport
The 3m springboard finals concluded at the Aquatics Palace today. The Masters divers from 25 to 85 years old competed for 23 sets of medals. It seemed just yesterday the athletes trained, when today they showed really impressive results and many intricate acrobatic elements.

The competitions started in the pool at 09:00 and finished at 15:00. Women in the age groups from 50-54 to 85-89 years were first to execute their dives, men from 25-29 to 45-49 years were the last to perform. The athletes were to demonstrate from three to six dives depending on the age. Entry was a common mistake. All in all, the judges gave high scores for the technical elements of the finalists.

Representatives of eleven age groups among women (23 athletes) and twelve among men (34 athletes) participated in the tournament. A total of 57 divers competed today. 25-year-old Marina Romanova from Sautin Diving School became the youngest participant of today’s event and won bronze in her age group. The 45-49 age group of men faced stiffer competition, as six divers had a chance to make the podium. Jeff Stabile from the US Tropic Lightning Diving Team was almost 40 points ahead of the other contenders.

The best score (499.25) was picked up by 31-year-old Russian Vadim Makarov from the Moscow Masters Diving Club, who earned an advantage of almost 180 points compared to the US athlete’s. It is no surprise as Makarov scored tens for his brilliant last dive.

29-year-old Eliza Cole of the Australian Arrows Diving Academy finished her six dives, DD ranging from 2.1 to 2.8, with a combined result of 335.45 points. The silver medallist fell almost 80 points short. The winner’s final result became best among the women on Day 2. By the way, the Australian diver did not perform on the 1m springboard that confidently the day before. The judges were not impressed with her first half of the programme. As we can see, the athletes are raising the bar from day to day.

Russia leads in the medal count, as it did yesterday. Today the medals were distributed as follows:

Men. Diving. 3m springboard.

Russia – 4 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes
Germany – 3 golds and 1 silver
Ukraine – 1 gold and 1 silver

Women. Diving. 3m springboard.

1. Russia – 6 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes

2. USA – 1 gold

2. Austria – 1 gold

2. Lithuania – 1 gold

2. Canada – 1 gold

2. Australia – 1 gold

Tomorrow we have the final competition day. The athletes execute individual 10m platform and 3m springboard and 10m platform synchro dives.

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