The last competition day of the 21st FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Kazan completed the medal chart for the participating nations.
Like two years ago in Penza, China showed its supremacy in the field.
They picked up 14 medals, including 7 titles on offer (7-4-3). The home team of Russia also performed well, getting ten podium presences (3 – 3 – 4). Great Britain finished on the third position with two gold, one silver and two bronze pieces. Besides that, Germany collected 2 titles and USA – one to go with one silver. Mexico, Australia, Ukraine, Colombia, Canada and Japan completed the list of National Federations with awarded divers in Kazan.
Individually, Katherine Torrance of Great Britain was the most successful diver as she earned titles in the mixed team event and Girls A 1m springboard to go with bronze on the 3m springboard. Russian Nikita Shleikher earned one title in the Boys A 3m springboard and two times came on second – in the Boys A platform and 1m springboard. Yang Ling earned a full set of medals, finishing first in the Boys B platform, followed by silver in 3m springboard and partnering Nanju Zhang for a bronze in the Mixed team event.
Boys A platform in action
Medallists in Kazan:
Mixed team event: 1. Great Britain (Noah Williams, Katherine Torrance, Jordan Houlden, Owen Harrison) 2. Mexico (Paola Pineda, Fabian Gomez, Bermeo Abraham, Randal Willars) 3. China (Nanju Zhang, Ling Yiang)
Boys A 3m springboard: 1. Nikita Shleikher (RUS) 2. Chen Linhai (CHN) 3. Alexander Carter Matthew (AUS)
Girls B 1m springboard: 1. Maria Coburn (USA) 2. Yixian Liang (CHN) 3. Xiaojie He (CHN)