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
 Sep 21 2014 - Costa Rica's Foreign Trade Minister Meets Qatari AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Minister of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Costa Rica Alexander Mora Delgado met here Sunday with HE Qatar's Ambassador to Costa Rica Jaber Ali Al Adhba. During the meeting, ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Former US President Backs Fight Against ISISQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Former US President Bill Clinton said Sunday he backed Obama's strategy to end the threat of ISIS. Clinton said that the Iraqi government is now more representative compared to the ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Summary of Saturday Local NewsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) A summary of local news released Saturday by Qatar News Agency. - HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah described the formation of a new government in ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Summary of Saturday Local News- 1-Qatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) - Kyrgyz Minister of Education Kanat Sadykov arrived in Doha on a working three-day visit to Qatar. HE Dr Mohammed bin Abdul Wahid Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Dubai property transactions down 22 percent in July-AugMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Dubai real estate market registered a decrease by 22 percent in the total value of property transactions during July and August compared to the same months last year while rents ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Online abuse of spouses after separation rappedArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned people against defaming their spouses or in-laws on social networking sites saying such publicity could destroy families complicate ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Ex-fighter exposes IS liesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A Saudi citizen who recently returned from Syria after fighting with the 'Islamic' State (IS) terror organization has posted an online video urging fellow youth not to fall ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Checkpoints net 24000 illegal HajisArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) More than 24000 illegal pilgrims bound for Makkah have been stopped at security checkpoints in Taif and sent back over the past few days.'This year checkpoints have been set up ...

 Sep 21 2014 - DM to finish Phase 1 of USD9.5b Desert Rose in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai Municipality (DM) announced it is planning to finish Phase 1 of its USD9.5 billion Desert Rose project within a year's time, Emirates 24/7 reported.The planning and urban development ...

 Sep 21 2014 - Emirates lounges: 320m investments boost facilitiesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub and demand is growing.In ...

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