Event Preview: Men’s 3m Synchro

23rd April 2014

The men’s 3m Synchro is the only event in which China are yet to have won a gold medal on this year’s World Series.

Projected Start List

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Russia's Olympic and World silver medallists Evgeny Kuznetsov and Illya Zakharov took the title in Beijing with 445.28 while German pair Stephan Feck and Patrick Hausding’s final score of 432.12 earned them gold at the last leg of the World Series in Dubai.

At both legs, China's Lin Yue and Cao Yuan won silver but the Chinese have brought their top pair to London in the form of world champions He Chong and Qin Kai.

Qin and He won gold in Beijing, Edinburgh and Dubai last year, the latter with a World Series record of 480.33

Qin and He, a relatively new partnership having only started diving together in 2013, will be aiming to follow on from the success of last year’s World Series, which saw them winning gold in Beijing, Edinburgh and Dubai, the latter with a score of 480.33 – the highest in World Series history.

Far from being a three-horse race, there are plenty of other pairings who could reach the podium in London.

Ukraine’s Illya Kvasha enjoyed a breakthrough season at last year’s World Series, snatching individual 3m gold at both Dubai and Edinburgh. He and Oleksandr Gorshkovozov have won bronze at both opening legs of this year's World Series and are firmly in the running again.

Mexico's Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco have struggled for consistency so far this season, finishing sixth in Beijing then fourth in the second leg in Dubai. But the World Championship bronze medallists are competing in their maiden World Series season as a partnership and are capable of breaching 420.

Chris Mears and Jack Laugher will enter as Great Britain’s representatives in London. While the pair travelled to both the opening legs, Mears chose not to risk an injury and the pair will make their international debut as a partnership together in London.

Mears is a four-time medal winner at World Series level with former partner Nick Robinson-Baker while Laugher is a World finalist in the individual 3m.

Synchro siblings Dwight and Troy Dumais will compete together for the first time on this year's World Series after Troy and Olympic 10m Platform champion David Boudia finished fifth at the opening two legs while Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang and Azman Ahmad Amsyar - sixth place finishers at last year's World Championships in Barcelona - will be aiming to improve after propping up the table in Beijing and Dubai.

  • Start list is provisional and may be subject to changes.

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