Event Preview: Women’s 3m Springboard

11th April 2013

The first individual event of the competition, the women’s 3m Springboard, sees six senior international springboard medallists and one world junior medallist battling for honours.

Projected Start List

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China’s world and Olympic silver medallist He Zi starts favourite for the competition, having won gold at the opening two legs of the 2013 FINA/Midea Diving World Series in Beijing and Dubai respectively.

The 22-year old has won 3m Springboard gold an impressive 13 times at World Series level and picked up silver on each of the four occasions she failed to top the podium.

Teammate Shi Tingmao will be competing in her first individual World Series event but is World 1m Springboard champion from 2011 and won 3m Synchro gold on her World Series debut in Beijing earlier this season.

Mexico’s Laura Sanchez was one of the surprise packages at London 2012 last year, winning bronze in this event at what was her third Olympic Games.

Sanchez’s one and only World Series medal was also individual bronze from Changzhou 2009 but she finished fourth in the last leg of this year’s Series in Dubai.

Ukraine’s Olena Fedorova is becoming accustomed to the World Series podium, having landed 3m Synchro bronze at the opening leg this season in Beijing, then her first individual podium finish with 3m Springboard bronze in Dubai.

The 26-year old is a three-time European bronze medallist in this event and will be looking to improve on her 315.00 World Series personal best from the semi-finals in Beijing.

Russia’s Nadezhda Bazhina, who won European gold in 2010, has also achieved her best individual World Series result in 2012 with a fourth place in Beijing.

Great Britain’s world junior bronze medallist Hannah Starling and Australia’s Commonwealth bronze medallist Jaele Patrick are making their World Series debuts this year and both reached their first final in Dubai, finishing fifth and sixth respectively.

Canada's Pamela Ware will be competing in her first individual event at World Series level while 16-year old Alicia Blagg will be competing individual at a World Series for just the second time in her career, having finished 11th in Guanajuato two years ago.

  • Start list is provisional and may be subject to changes