Greg Eggert, FINA Media Committee Honorary Secretary

Daley won his first gold medal in a FINA World Series event in nearly 7 years by claiming one of the two events that the Chinese did not win. Dale won his gold medal in 10m platform event on the final day of the competition. Daley also collected two silver medals, one in the 10m synchro platform with partner Matthew Lee and a second in the 3m synchronized springboard with Grace Reid.

Kim Mi Rae and Jo Jin Mi from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea won the Women's 10m Synchronized Platform event.

Athletes from Canada won 2 silver and one bronze medal in synchronised events. Jennifer Abel earned one of each in the women's 3m synchronised springboard and in the mixed 3m synchronized springboard events.

Women's 3m Springboard

Wang Han of China beat teammate Shi Tingmao by 7.40 points on the third and final day of the FINA World Series in Montreal. The impressive audience at the Montreal Olympic Aquatic Centre came out to support the Chinese divers and saw first hand the recently rivalry between the teammates. Wang beat Shi on March 8th at the Olympic Water Cube where both athletes train. The margin of Wang's victory was 10.40 points. This was only Shi's second loss in this event since 2013.

The two Chinese athletes, training partners and friends teamed for gold in three consecutive women's 3m synchronized springboard events this season, including a victory on Friday. Wang was runner up to SHI in all four of the 2018 editions of the FINA World Series including last year’s event in this pool.
The 28 year old Wang was born in Hebel, China and won her first FINA World Championship medal, silver, in the 1m springboard event in 2011 FINA Fukuoka. She is the owner of two World Championship titles in the 3m mixed synchronized springboard paired with Li Zheng where he and Li struck gold in the 2015 Kazan and 2017 Budapest events. She earned bronze medals in the 2009 Rome and the 2013 Barcelona World Championships in the 1m springboard. On the 3m springboard she earned silver medals in 2013 Barcelona, 2017 Budapest and also at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
Silver medallist Shi Tingmao trailed WANG in each of the five rounds. The 27-year-old was born in Chongqing and is the Olympic Gold medallist in this event from the Rio 2016 Games. She also won the gold medal in the 3m synchronized springboard with Wu Minxia at the recent Olympic Games. Shi was named the FINA Female Diver of the year in 2015 and again in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Australia's Maddison Keeney, 22 years old from Brisbane scored 354.85 points, to capture the bronze medal after two shaky dives that put her initially in fifth position after the first and second rounds. Her third dive put her into fourth place and her final two dives sealed her place on the podium. The Australian denied that spot to Canadian Jennifer Abel who placed third in the Montreal edition of the FINA World Series in 2018. Keeney won the 1m springboard event at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest and is the co-owner of an Olympic bronze medal in the 3m synchronized springboard event from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The tournament format for this event includes semi-finals held in the morning for all divers. In the semi-finals of women's events each diver performs 5 dives without degree of difficulty limit. The top 3 divers from Semi A and the B advanced to the finals where each athlete will perform 5 dives without degree of difficulty limit.

The rest of the RESULTS are available here.

OVERALL RANKINGS after three FINA World Series Events:
WANG Han (CHN) - 52 points
SHI Tingmao (CHN) - 50 points
Jennifer ABEL (CAN) - 40 points
Pamela WARE (CAN) - 34 points, tie
Maddison KEENEY (AUS) - 34 points, tie
Tina PUNZEL (GER) - 17 points

QUOTES from the athletes following Awards Presentation:

Wang Han (CHN), gold

"I'm satisfied with my performance today. I thought I made a small mistake on my third dive (305). I will need to work on. I feel very happy that so many were in the audience watching us and supporting the Chinese diving team. Because of their support I was even more excited to dive well. In every competition I accumulate something from my experience and it helps me to be better in the next competition. I hope I can be the top performer in the world championship."

Shi Tingmao (CHN), gold

"I am not very satisfied with my performance today. It's almost a bad performance in Montreal. I think I need to improve my mental state, and I felt very tired. No one can say that a championship always belongs to one person."

Maddison KEENEY (AUS), silver

“I was injured last year so I wasn’t able to compete it, but it’s something that I have been working on for a while and so, I’m happy that I’m able to try it out at the World Series. It’s a great opportunity to learn from my mistake with the Olympics coming next year. This is what I have to do to close the gap with the Chinese and beat Jennifer, I have to take the risk.”

Men's 10m Platform

Thomas Daley of Great Britain out-dove Yang Jian and Yanh Hao for his first gold medal in the 2019 FINA World Series. Daley recalled his last gold medal in a FINA World Series event was in London in 2012. He believes it was the first time he earned a gold and a silver medal on the same day in a World Series event.
The 24 year old Olympian from London owns a bronze medal in this event from the 2012 hometown Olympic Games. Daley soundly nailed his opening dive (307C) to win the first round. Each of his next five dives were scored either second or third to one of his competitors, but the momentum of his first dive and his consistency allowed him to finish every round in first position.

Daley won world championship titles in this event in 2009 Rome as a 15 year old, and repeated as the men's 10m champion in 2017 Budapest. He also owns 4 gold medals in three editions of the Commonwealth Games and 4 gold medals in three editions of the European Championships, all but one are on the 10m platform. Daley finished second to Yang in the March FINA World Series event held in Sagamihara, Japan.

Daley earned three 9.5 scores in his first dive (307C) and three more in his second dive (407C), while silver medallist YANG Jian managed only two 9.5's in his fourth dive (207B). Yang scored his highest points on his third (5156B) and his fourth dive (207.B). Yang is the bronze medallist in the 10m platform event from 2017 Budapest. He won this event earlier this year in Sagamihara, Japan and in Beijing, China as well as the Beijing edition held in the Water Cube in 2018 and the 2018 finale held in Kazan, Russia.

Third place finisher Yang Hao scored 487.15 points, more than 52 points behind Daley. The 21 year old Beijing trained diver won his first world championship gold medal in 2015 in Kazan in the mixed 3m synchro springboard event. He struck gold again in 2017 in Budapest as a member of the 10m synchronized platform event. His breakthrough event was at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games where we won the 3m springboard and 10m platform events.

The tournament format for this event includes semi-finals held in the morning for all divers. In the semi-finals of men's events each diver performs 6 dives without degree of difficulty limit. The top 3 divers from Semi A and the B advanced to the finals where each athlete will perform 6 dives without degree of difficulty limit.

The rest of the RESULTS are available here.

OVERALL RANKINGS after three FINA World Series Events:
YANG Jian (CHN ) - 52 points
Thomas DALEY (GBR) - 46 points
Aleksandr BONDAR (RUS) - 31 points
Benjamin AUFFERT (FRA) - 30 points
CHEN Aisen (CHN) - 28 points
Nikita SHLEIKHER (RUS) - 20 points

QUOTES from the athletes following Awards Presentation:

Tom Daley (GBR), gold

“It’s my most successful Diving World Series ever. There was still things in there that I wasn’t exactly 100% happy with, but it was enough on the day to win the gold medal. It’s always nice to compete against the Chinese divers, because they are the best in the world, and to be able to challenge them as often as possible is something that I strive to do whenever I can.” Daley recalled his last gold medal in the FINA World Series was in London in 2012."

Yang Jian (CHN), silver

"I should have done better in 109B and 407C but I didn't do them as well as I trained. I felt excited with so many people cheering for me. I hope I can realize my dreams as a champion, but for now I will try harder and harder. Sometimes I think about the next Olympics, but my goal is to always be prepared."

Mixed 3m Synchro Springboard

Yang Hay and Chang Yani clinched the 8th and final gold medal for the Chinese team scoring 318.15 points. The pair previous won the first and second editions of the World Series held in March in Japan and a week later in Beijing.

A little more than 4 points behind was the tandem of Thomas Daley an Grace Reid who upgraded the bronze medals won in the first two World Series events to silver. The Brits placed second to the Chinese divers in all four of the 2018 World Series events.

The Canadian hosts who owned two silver medals from 2019 World Series events in Japan and China scored 310.89 points, enough for bronze. In 2018 the Canadians won this event in front of a home audience and in the season finale event in Kazan, Russia.

The rest of the RESULTS are available here.

OVERALL RANKINGS after three FINA World Series Events:
CHINA - 81 points
CANADA - 69 point
GREAT BRITAIN - 66 points
GERMANY - 51 points
AUSTRALIA - 48 points
MEXICO - 33 points
MALAYSIA - 30 points
JAPAN - 7.5 points

QUOTES from the athletes following Awards Presentation:

Chang Yani (CHN), gold

"I feel a little nervous. I don't think my performances was as good as my training. My partner is often training on the 10m so we don't have much time to train together. I feel grateful for the support of the spectators and I will work even harder to reward them for their support."

Yang Hao (CHN), gold

"I was not very satisfied today. We trained for only a short time, and we didn't work closely enough on the synchro training. I have some concerns about my technique, and I know we need more training time to work on our synchronization. I was suprised to see so many Chinese people watching us overseas. I was very happy. If I am qualified for the World Championships, I hope to perform at my best. I was sick earlier in the week and I am feeling better today."

Jennifer Abel (CAN), silver

“Today was a hard day for me, I know I can do much better. Training was good, but little mistakes still happened in competition. What I’m the most proud of are my hurdles today, my technique was good. I only need to fix my entries.”

Montreal Medals Table:
CHN - 8G - 3S - 3B = 14
GBR - 1G - 1S - 3B = 4
PRK - 1G - 1S - 1B = 3
CAN - 0G - 2S - 1B = 3
MEX - 0G - 1S - 1B = 2
AUS - 0G - 0S - 2B = 2
RUS - 0G - 0S - 1B = 1
USA - 0G - 0S - 1B = 1

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