FINA Communications Department

2020 will be a busy year for the diving world. Two of the most highly anticipated and prestigious competitions of the discipline will be held in the first half of the year, before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (diving from July 26-August 8).

Firstly, FINA is pleased to reveal the 2020 calendar of the top-notch annual circuit of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series, a competition exclusively open upon invitation to the world's diving elite with numerous World and Olympic champions taking part every year.

The Diving World Series 2020 will be staged over four legs, starting in Montreal (CAN) on February 28-March 1. The circuit will then move to Beijing (CHN) from March 6-8 and Kazan (RUS) from March 20-22. London (GBR) will host the final meet from March 27-29.

All of the four cities have been consistent hosts of the competition over the years, as Beijing has been welcoming a leg of the Series since 2011 without failure, and Kazan is on board since 2015, the year of the successful 16th FINA World Championships. Montreal and London both re-join the circuit after providing an outstanding stage in 2019.

The following top divers and teams have earned a spot at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR) in July 2019 to compete in the DWS 2020:

Men
XIE Siyi (CHN), CAO Yuan (CHN), LAUGHER Jack (GBR), WOO Haram (KOR), BOUDIA David (USA), HAUSDING Patrick (GER), HIXON Mike (USA), PACHECO MARRUFO Rommel (MEX)

YANG Jian (CHN), YANG Hao (CHN), BONDAR Aleksandr (RUS), SEREDA Oleksii (UKR), AUFFRET Benjamin (FRA), DALEY Thomas (GBR), LOSCHIAVO Brandon (USA)

Women
SHI Tingmao (CHN), WANG Han (CHN), KEENEY Maddison (AUS), ABEL Jennifer (CAN), MIKAMI Sayaka (JPN), QIN Esther (AUS), WARE Pamela (CAN), REID Grace (GBR)

CHEN Yuxi (CHN), LU Wei (CHN), SCHNELL Delaney (USA), WU Melissa (AUS), PAMG Pandelela (MAS), BENFEITO Meaghan (CAN), McKAY Caeli (CAN), BATKI Noemi (ITA)

Teams
Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, USA

There are 10 events on the programme of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series: men's 3m springboard / men's 10m platform, men's synchronised 3m springboard / 10m platform, women's 3m springboard / women's 10m platform, women's synchronised 3m springboard / 10m platform and two mixed events (3m + 10m).

The total prize money available for the 2020 Series is approaching USD 1.5M. Only divers taking part in all five legs are eligible for the overall prize money

Diving World Series 2020 calendar

1. Montreal (CAN) – from February 28 – March 1
2. Beijing (CHN) – from March 6-8
3. Kazan (RUS) – from March 20-22
4. London (GBR) - from March 27-29

In addition, FINA announced the dates of the FINA Diving World Cup 2020, a competition of utmost importance given that it doubles up as a test and qualifying event for the upcoming Olympic Games, to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

The World Cup will be staged in Tokyo from April 21-26. The qualifying system and the timeline are explained here in this document.

You will be able to closely follow LIVE all the results of both meets on the FINA app and/or FINA website, and all finals will be live streamed on FINAtv.