He maintains perfect record with 3m gold

20th April 2013

He Zi maintained her perfect record in this season’s FINA/Midea Diving World Series with 3m Springboard gold at the third leg in Edinburgh.

Coming into the competition on the back of victories in the opening two legs in Beijing and Dubai, the Olympic silver medallist continued her dominance at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, taking gold on 375.90.

He’s consistency was impressive as she scored more than 70 for each dive and top-scored with 76.5 for her opening three efforts.

World 1m Springboard champion Shi Tingmao landed silver in the first individual World Series final of her career to join her Chinese teammate on the podium.

The 21-year old, who lifted 3m Synchro gold with Wu Minxia on the opening night in Edinburgh, pushed He close from second place through all five rounds, ultimately finishing less than two points short on 374.25.

I can't believe I have another medal in this season's World Series.

The battle for bronze was just as enterprising as Ukraine’s Olena Fedorova, Great Britain’s Hannah Starling and Canada’s Pamela Ware swapped positions throughout the rounds.

Just as in the second leg of the 2013 World Series in Dubai, Fedorova ultimately took the final podium position, scoring 340.20 to hold of 17-year old Starling by two points.

“For me it’s really exciting, I can’t believe I have another medal in this season's Diving World Series," said Fedorova.

“The competition here is really high and there are a lot of good divers, I am really happy that I am competing alongside them at this level.”

The Brit’s effort of 338.20 was a big personal best and her fourth-place finish, the best by a British diver in the women’s 3m Springboard in World Series history.

Ware wasn’t far behind with 336.75 for fifth while Australia’s Jaele Patrick scored 289.85 for sixth.

Women's 3m Springboard Results

GOLD - He Zi (China) (375.90)

SILVER - Shi Tingmao (China) (374.25)

BRONZE - Olena Fedorova (Ukraine) (340.20)

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