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- 04. March 2008.

China sweep gold at home, in Shenzhen

FINA Diving Grand Prix 2008

The Chinese stars had no major difficulties in sweeping the eight events of the second leg of the 2008 FINA Diving Grand Prix, held in Shenzhen (CHN) from February 29-March 2. Out of the four individual events, the local champions even obtained both the gold and silver medals in three of them – Yahel Castillo (MEX) getting the second place in the men’s 3m springboard. After the first competition of the season in Madrid, the Chinese have now a total of 16 titles out of 16 events.

In Shenzhen, the remaining medallists came from Australia, Mexico, People’s Republic of Korea and Russia. The next meet of the Grand Prix will be held in Moscow (RUS), on April 10-13.

MEDALLISTS in Shenzhen:

3m springboard: 1. Jingjing Guo (CHN) 413.70; 2. Zi He (CHN) 391.10; 3. Sharleen Stratton (AUS) 362.10
10m platform: 1. Ruolin Chen (CHN) 428.10; 2. Xin Wang (CHN) 426.10; 3. Paola Espinosa (MEX) 385.30
3m springboard synchro: 1. Minxia Wu/Jingjing Guo (CHN) 343.80; 2. Sharleen Stratton/Briony Cole (AUS) 311.94; 3. Jashia Luna/Laura Sanchez (MEX) 277.17
10m platform synchro: 1. Xin Wang/Ruolin Chen (CHN) 380.16; 2. Hao Wang/Li Kang (CHN) 374.10; 3. Paola Espinosa/Tatiana Ortiz (MEX) 332.31

2008 Calendar
Jan 18-20
Madrid (ESP)
Feb 29 - Mar 2 Shenzhen (CHN)
Apr 10-13 Moscow (RUS)
May 1-4 Montreal (CAN)
May 8-11 Ft. Lauderdale (USA)
Jun 6-8 Rostock (GER)
Jun 13-15 Rome (ITA)
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