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2003 Diving World Championships News
July 2003
Barcelona Spain

Past Results from World Champs Men I Women Medal Count Men I Women

Women's One-meter

Women's 10m Platform

Women's 10-meter synchro

Men's 1 meter - Detailed Results

Men's 3 Meter Synchro

Men's 3 meter Finals

WOMEN 3 Meter Finals

Men's 10 meter I Semis I Finals Detailed

  Men's 10 Meter Synchro Women's 3 Meter Synchro

Richardson competed in the three-meter spring board where she placed 28th by tallying 244.92 points. Richardson, a junior at USC, represented her home country of England. more

Diving Champions Despatie and Heymans Get Heroes' Welcome in Montreal

"Both train with Montreal's CAMO club, which also had a third winner at the games. Blythe Hartley of Calgary, who won the bronze medal on the one-metre board, trains with the team as well." more

Diving's golden duo returns to big splash

"Despatie, an 18-year-old from Laval, and Heymans, 21, from St. Lambert, stood the diving world on its ear last week." more


World Championships Medal Standings Diving I Medalists by Event I
The Venue Diving Pools on Montjuïc

The Dumais brothers moved up from 8th in the semis to 7th in the finals, only 4.5 points from 5th. The top three teams each earned one of 7 synchronize spots for their country at the Athens Olympics. The USA and other Nations will get one more chance to receive an Olympic Synchronize spot by placing in top at the World Cup.
Aussies divers surface with more world gold (good photo)

Australia wins second diving gold
Chinese Divers Top Finalists for Men's Platform (from People's Daily)
Australians Claim Diving Gold

Mathew Helm and Robert Newbery claimed Australia's first men's diving gold in the men's synchronised platform at the world swimming championships here today. more

MEN 10 Meter Synchro Finals I detailed top three were
WOMEN 3 Meter Synchronized Finals
I detailed

Jingjing-Minxia pair retains title

WOMEN 3 Meter Synchronized Finals

Hu Jia gets all 10's on 307b, Places 5th on 10 meter. 4 of 6 Divers in final copete a 3.8 dive. See Detailed Results

Canada's Despatie towers over the diving world

BARCELONA - An amazing last dive earned Alexandre Despatie of Laval, Que., a come-from-behind gold-medal victory on the 10-metre platform at the World Aquatics Championships on Saturday. more

Despartie shocks Chinese in win
Despatie's gold caps superb week for Canadian diving

USD JO Zone E Results I 1m I 3m I Platform Day
USD JO Zone D Results I 1M I 3M I Platform


Men's platform is the most spectacular event in the diving repertory. Now with many more nations fighting for the gold, not just the Chinese, as illustrated by the top spots in the preliminaries—from 1st to 5th athletes from CHN, CAN, GBR, AUS, and MEX were represented. more

Despatie wins gold with `surreal' disappearing act
Helm casts injury aside and earns silver
World Championships Men's 10 meter Finals ---Detailed 
Alexandre Despatie Wins Diving Gold

"This is the greatest day for me in this sport. "It's the biggest medal I've ever won, that's for sure." Despatie got two perfect 10 marks on his sixth and final dive - a back 2½ with 2½ twists, which is the most difficult in the books. That earned him a huge 107-point score that put him ahead of the powerful Chinese, who had been considered by many to be unbeatable. more

Justin Dumais was 10th. Justin missed his 307c keeping 3's scoring only 31.62. He came back after that moving up each round enough to make finals. Ruiz 19th, missed his 407c, keeping 3.5's scoring only 29.79 point, just missing the cut by 12 points.

Hoosier holds her own

WOMEN World Championships 3 Meter Finals

"We are the strongest divers in the world and we expect to get more medals in the coming events," said Guo, a silver medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

China Wins Third Diving Gold Medal
Guo retains women’s world 3-metre title

Vancouver's Hartley takes fifth as Canada grabs
guaranteed Olympic spots

Hildebrand Turns in Tremendous Performance
China Wins 3rd Gold in Diving at World Swimming Championships
Jones Earns International Respect at World Championships
Jones 11th in world diving
China Rules the Pool on 1Board

China win 2nd diving gold from Shanghai Daily

"Chinese Xu Xiang and Wang Kenan saved the face of the country's formerly dominant diving team with a 1-2 finish in the men's one-meter springboard event's final while Finnish Joona Puhakka won his country's first ever diving medal in any major international events at the 10th FINA World Championships here on Thursday." more

ASU's Puhakka garners bronze
Alabama swimming coach to resign

Puhakka Finishes Third On 1M At World Championships
China closes gap with Russia in medal race

Xu hopes to spark Chinese blitz

"We came here to get gold medals but in recent days the Chinese team didn't do that good, so I wanted to achieve something better today and to get the gold," said Xu." more

Hey, hey Heymans!
Brave Loudy beaten by injury as she dives for gold I
Tourky fifth with torn biceps

Athens gold drives champ

Canadian Upsets Chinese Divers in Women's Platform

People's Daily-- Heymans, 22, winner at the 1999 Pan-American Games and an Olympic silver-medalist for platform synchro event in Sydney, won the title with 597.45 points, 1.89 more than her 16-year-old Chinese rival in the five-dive final. more

German Diving News (translated to English) Good photos by Hans alto Kuepers
Heymans Wins Platform Gold (Check out photo. Doesn't look like Emilie!)
Claire Febvay Finishes Seventh at the FINA World Championships
WOMEN'S 10m Platform Results I
Emilie Heymans
wins 10 meter-- "Heymans scored one maximum 10 for her final jump, a back two-and-a-half somersault one-and-a-half twist pike.
" more
Twist of Fate

"Struggling with a back injury and a nearly decade-old wrist injury that never quite healed, the Olympic diver from Orlando went through one of the darkest periods of his 24 years after the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia." more

Terauchi Finishes 7th at Worlds
Loudy Makes Point (Read what it takes to be great)
Dobroskok lands gold in springboard event

Dobroskok topples diving king Sautin

Men's 3 meter Finals, Troy and Alexander drop to 5 and 6 More News
Nadine Pelletier Wins One-Metre Event at Junior Nationals
Golden splash from Sautin

"Fifteen-year-old Lao and Li, 16, held onto the title (Women's 10m synchronised )won last time by compatriots Duan Qing and Sang Xue despite a last-minute stumble when they flopped in their penultimate dive to earn as low as a 4.0. " The Americans Laura Wilkinson and Viola Brittany, who finished in 4th place, had 9.6 DD for three free dives, while the Russian's DD total was only 8.5. "

Staying put reaps rewards for diver

Canadians Miss Synchro Diving Finals Geller bent on better psych
Diving pair puts it all together, Win Silver
Australia gets first world diving gold

Bassham changes colors for summer
Lashko mines gold for Australia
Irina Lashko Wins One-Meter Diving at World Champs

No stopping Sautin in Barcelon
Sautin Returns to Barcelona, Claims Gold
Sautin makes a splash again
  Seventh gold for Russian Sautin (see Great Photo)

The Pond Of Dreams

I Russians, Chinese Take Synchro Diving at World Champs
Past Results from World Champs Men I Women Medal Count Men I Women
ESPN Proposed Coverage of 10th FINA World Championships
Ruiz has healthy outlook on life as he heads to world champs
Diving great Sautin dominates World Championships

From Swim Info --- Lane 9 News ---
Irina Lashko Wins One-Meter Diving at World Champs -- July 14, 2003

BARCELONA, July 14. THREE-time Olympian Irina Lashko, who won gold while representing her native Russia at the 1998 World Championships in Perth, repeated her triumph today in the one-meter springboard diving. This time, however, the 30 year-old favorite was represensting her adopted land, Australia.

Lasko scored 299.97 points to edge Germany's Conny Schmalfuss, who took silver with 296.13. Defending world champion, Canada's Blythe Hartley, a student at the University of Southern California, was a close third with 291.33 points. Hartley led through the semis.

The USA's Rachel Kunkel finished 11th in the semifinals.


Women's one-meter springboard

1. Irina Lashko (AUS) 299.97
2. Conny Schmalfuss (GER) 296.13
3. Blythe Hartley (CAN) 291.33
4. Li Rongjuan (CHN) 285.27
5. Heike Fischer (GER) 275.04
6. Anna Lindberg (SWE) 259.68

Sautin Returns to Barcelona, Claims Gold
Russians, Chinese Take Synchro Diving Events in Barcelona

BARCELONA, July 13. RUSSIAN diving legend Dmitry Sautin added to his medal collection at the World Championships on Sunday by winning the men's 3-meter synchronized diving event with Alexander Dobroskok.

Sautin, whocollected his 11th gold medal from the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cups, earned a total of 369.18 points with his partner.

It was more than enough to defeat China's Wang Tianling and Wang Feng (343.29). The German duo of Andreas Wels and Tobias Schellenberg was third (334.44).

The US pair of brothers Troy and Justin Dumais finished fifth after qualifying in the third spot.

China's women maintained their dominance as Lao Lishi and Li Ting scored 344.58 points in the 10-meter synchro event to defeat Australia's Loudy Tourky and Lynda Dackiw (323.34).Russians Evgenya Olshevskaya and Svetlana Timoshinina took third place with 300.12.

The US pair of Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson and Brittany Viola tied for fourth with Spain's Dolores Saez De Ibarra and Leire Santos.

Men's 3-meter Synchronized Diving

Alexander Dobroskok/Dmitry Sautin (RUS) 369.18 pts
Tianling Wang/Feng Wang (CHN) 343.29
Andreas Wels/Tobias Schellenberg (GER) 334.44
Joel Rodriguez/Fernando Platas (MEX) 328.26
Justin Dumasi/Troy Dumais (USA) 327.99
Erick Fornaris/Jorge Betancourt (CUB) 322.59
Robert Newbery/Steven Barnett (AUS) 317.85
Antonio Ally/Mark Shipman (GBR) 301.29

Women's 10-meter Synchronized Diving

Lao Lishi/Li Ting (CHN) 344.58
Loudy Tourky/Lynda Dackiw (AUS) 323.34
Evgen Olshevskaya/Svetl Timoshinina(RUS) 300.12
Laura Wilkinson/Brittany Viola (USA) 281.04
Dolores Saez De Ibarra/Leire Santos(ESP) 281.04
Paola Espinosa/Laura Sanchez (MEX) 277.38
Olga Leonova/Olena Zhupina (UKR) 269.31
Jon Hyon-Ju/Kim Kyong-Ju (KOR) 263.76

ESPN Proposed Coverage of 10th FINA World Championships from Barcelona, Spain

Day, Date
Time (Eastern Daylight Time)

Sunday, July 13
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 16
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 17
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 18
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 19
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 20
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 21
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 22
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23
10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 24
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, July 25
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 26
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 27
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ruiz has healthy outlook on life as he heads to world championships


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