Event Preview: Women’s 3m Springboard

23rd April 2014

There is plenty of experience in the women’s 3m Springboard in London with six of the eight divers having landed World Series medals in their career.

Projected Start List

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China’s He Zi was named FINA Female Diver of the Year in 2013 after a dominant season in which she won five out of six World Series legs then World Championship gold in Barcelona.

The 23-year old is a 17-time gold medallist in the individual 3m at World Series level and won her latest at the last leg in Dubai last month.

Wang has continued to improve this term, winning her first individual World Series title in Beijing last month

He has only been beaten twice individually at World Series level over the past two seasons, both of which were by Chinese compatriots – Shi Tingmao in Moscow last season and Wang Han in Beijing this term.

Wang won silver behind He at the Worlds in Barcelona last year and has continued to improve this season, claiming her first individual World Series title in Beijing then setting a World Series PB of 375.95 in the semi-final in Dubai.

Italy’s Tania Cagnotto is competing in her sixth season of the World Series and has won individual medals on all except for her debut year in 2007.

The 28-year old has won 3m bronze at three different World Championships as well as the FINA World Cup at London Aquatics Centre two years ago.

European medallist Maria Marconi is Italy’s second entry and is competing in her maiden World Series season, finishing fifth in Beijing and seventh in Dubai.

Mexico’s Olympic bronze medallist Laura Sanchez reached the individual podium twice on last year’s World Series and impressed at the opening leg this year, finishing fourth in Beijing.

Hannah Starling is a relative newcomer to the senior international scene but finished fourth at the UK leg in Edinburgh last season before reaching the World Championship final and finishing seventh in Barcelona.

Rebecca Gallantree will also compete for GB, having secured the best individual result of her career with fourth at the previous leg in Dubai.

Canada’s Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel are both capable of reaching the podium in London. Both have won World Championship bronze in this event, Abel in Beijing in 2011 and Ware at last year’s event in Barcelona.

Ware landed her first World Series medal with bronze in Beijing this year while Abel has won individual World Series silver three times in her career, two of which came last season.

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