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Brits Dominate on Day 2 of FINA Diving World Cup/Closing Olympic Qualifier

2021 FINA DIVING WORLD CUP – TOKYO

Eight extra Olympic quota spots in synchronized diving occasions had been awarded on Sunday in Tokyo within the males’s 3-meter and ladies’s 10-meter, with the same old suspects taking dwelling the spoils.

Three Olympic qualification spots in every synchronized diving occasion had been handed out to the medalists on the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, whereas Japan will get an computerized host nation entry in every occasion. Qualification spots should not awarded to athletes, however to nations – with these nations accountable for delegating the spots to people.

With no Chinese language or American groups competing within the occasion, the Canadian duo of Caeli McKay and Meghan Benefeito snuck by way of with a win within the ladies’s 10-meter occasion. That very same pair completed 4th on the World Championships.

The duo’s total rating of 305.94 was a great one, and whereas they’d some spotlight dives, they proceed to wrestle with the execution of their 407C dive, an inward 4 1/2 somersaults tuck. That was a difficult dive for them at Worlds too, and could possibly be the distinction maker between a medal, and never, in Tokyo this summer time.

They and the runners-up from Nice Britain’s younger duo of Lois Toulson and Eden Cheng cleared themselves from the sphere on Sunday, and each groups earned Olympic {qualifications}. Germany, who had been Third on Sunday, additionally picked up an Olympic qualification. Tina Punzel and Christina Wassen positioned simply twelfth on the World Championships on this occasion, out of 14 groups, however improved dramatically on Sunday to safe an Olympic berth. That they had an equivalent dive lineup to their Worlds schedule, and improved their rating on each single dive for an total 34-point bump.

Malaysia’s Leong Mun Yee and Pandelela Pamg, the World Championships silver medalists, completed 4th, whereas Mexico positioned fifth (and because the 4th-best non-previous qualifiers) to earn an Olympic bid.

Ladies’s 10-Meter Synchronized New Qualifiers (Awards go to nation, not athletes):

Earlier Qualifiers:

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • United States
  • Japan (host)

In Saturday’s different occasion, the lads’s 3-meter synchro, the Brits continued with the new hand. Once more, with out Chinese language participation (there are a number of Chinese language divers current, however not many), Jack Laugher and Daniel Goodfellow took the World Cup title. That makes for 3 victories in 4 occasions to date for Nice Britain.

These two completed 2nd finally yr’s Worlds and so, together with gold medalists China and bronze medalists Mexico, had been already certified for the Olympics.

The highest-finishing new qualifiers had been veteran German pair Patrick Hausding and Lars Rudiger, who completed in 2nd place about 7 factors behind the Brits. These two had been 4th on the World Championships, so the qualification was becoming and not-unexpected.

For Hausding, who was already certified within the 3-meter, this will probably be a 3rd Olympic berth.

It has been a disappointing week to date for Russia, however Nikita Shleikher and Evgenii Kuznetsov got here by way of with a Third-place end to safe their Olympic qualification.

The American pair of Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon positioned 4th on 3-meter to lock up a ninth quota spot for the People out of a doable 12. Capobianco, the two-time defending NCAA 3-meter champion, and Hixon outdid their platform counterparts who on Saturday missed a qualification – the one mandated hole within the U.S. Olympic entries to date.

Italy’s Lorenzo Marsaglia and Giovanni Tocci, who completed simply seventeenth on the World Championships, carried out virtually 100 factors higher on Sunday to complete fifth total and lock up the ultimate Olympic qualifying spot. With a revamped dive lineup, together with a 109C that has an enormous 3.8 diploma of issue, changing considered one of their worst-performed dives at Worlds, the 2 have made some huge adjustments and seen outcomes.

Males’s 3-Meter Synchronized New Qualifiers (Awards go to nation, not athletes):

Earlier Qualifiers:

  • China
  • Nice Britain
  • Mexico
  • Japan (Host)

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