Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Diving superstars set to shine in Dubai  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 11/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) Dubai diving fans will be treated to a world-class event as 74 competitors from 13 countries compete for world series gold

Participants during the previous edition of the Fina/Nvc Diving Championship in Dubai


The superstars of world diving will arrive in Dubai in just over a week, ahead of the second leg of the Fina/Nvc Diving World Series 2014 which will be held at the Hamdan Sports Complex from March 20-22.


With the line-up featuring the holders of 11 current world championship crowns and winners of 7 2012 Olympic gold medals, Dubai diving fans will be treated to a world-class event as 74 competitors from 13 countries compete for world series gold.


The Chinese team is expected to dominate, but the presence of strong teams from Russia, the USA, Germany and Canada in particular will threaten their stranglehold. Ilya Zakharov of Russia and David Boudia of the USA broke through for gold in the London Olympics, while Germany’s Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding topped the podium ahead of the Chinese at the 2013 Barcelona Fina World Championships.  All four will be competing in Dubai and are expected to again put the Chinese to the test.


The world class field also includes 8 silver and 9 bronze medallists from the London Olympics, and an incredible 14 silver medallists and 12 bronze medallists from the 2013 Barcelona Fina World Championships, including crowd favourite Tom Daley of the UK. 


2009 World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist Daley will join Olympic Champion Boudia, and World Championships bronze medallist Klein in the battle with current World Champion China’s Qiu Bo in the men’s 10m platform event.


After Boudia trumped Qiu for Olympic gold, Qiu turned the tables on him at the 2013 World Championships, taking gold with Boudia collecting the silver. Daley was hampered by an injury, and finished in 6th, but is now back to full fitness and keen to regain his place at the top of the podium.


Ukraine’s Illya Kvasha delighted the Dubai crowds last year when he took gold in the men’s 3m springboard, being the only person to break the Chinese deadlock on the gold medals. After taking silver in Barcelona, Kvasha will again be a huge threat. “We are delighted to be welcoming back the stars of international diving and with such an impressive line-up the action will be breathtaking” said Dr Ahmad Al Sharif, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council. “We saw some incredible diving action at the Diving World Series last year and we are thrilled that Dubai fans will see an Olympic standard event again this year” he added.


In the women’s 3m, He Zi who took the 3m crown from country woman and Olympic champion Wu Minxia in Barcelona, will be challenged by Wu and Olympic bronze medallist Laura Sanchez of Mexico and 2013 silver medallist Tania Cagnotto of Italy, while in the 10m event Chen Ruolin will face tough opposition from Malaysia’s Olympic bronze medallist Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Ukraine’s Yulia Prokopchuk and Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito. “We are very excited about the quality of the competition and we are hoping for capacity crowds” said Ahmed Al Falasi, President of the UAE Swimming Federation and Chairman of the Organising Committee.


The 2014 Fina/Nvc Diving World Series event consists of six legs and kicks off in Beijing on March 14-16, then travels to Dubai, London, Moscow, Windsor (Canada) before the last leg in Monterrey (Mexico) on June 6-8. Divers compete for prize money and points at each of the six events, in the four categories of 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform in both solo and synchronised diving.

 

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Hawaii lava flow reaches home threatens townKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Red-hot lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached a home on Hawaiis Big Island and is threatening an entire town emergency officials said Tuesday. The lava flow from ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A branch of the molten stream was less than 100 yards (90 meters) from a two-story house.This photo provided by the US Geological Survey shows the lava flow from Kilauea ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quartersKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The military has mobilized troops to help in the rescue operations. Colombo Sri Lanka: A mudslide in central Sri Lanka has buried several rows of workers’ houses at a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- 10 people killed 200 missing in Sri Lanka after mudslidesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A local hospital source said that two men and a woman rescued from the mud had been brought in for treatment. Colombo: Around 200 people were reported missing and 10 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Heavy rains continue in Telangana two deadKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Two women both sisters were washed in the swirling waters of a rivulet near Madgula village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains caused by Cyclone Nilofar ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits near Samoa: USGSKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A police spokeswoman in the capital Apia told Reuters by telephone that the quake had not been felt in the city and that she was unaware of any damage. Sydney: A 6.1 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa shooting was madmans last desperate act says motherKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Susan Bibeau said her estranged son had wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia to study Islam and the Quran not Syria to join militant fighters. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed by ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Kidnapped women used by Boko Haram on front line: Rights groupKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Suspected militant fighters kidnapped about 30 children including girls as young as 11 in Borno state at the weekend. Lagos: Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa gunman made video before attack: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who was shot dead by police in the parliament in Ottawa after killing a soldier Wednesday was mentally ill and wanted to die his mother wrote in a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Nepal bus crash kills 14 injures dozens: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Among those killed Friday were two people including a woman who was part of a group heading to the Langtang trekking area. Katmandu: A Nepal bus packed with people ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help