Qin and He lead men’s qualifiers

20th April 2013

China’s golden duo He Chong and Qin Kai were back in action in the mens 3m Springboard semi-final on day two of the FINA/Midea Diving World series in Edinburgh.

Having won 17 individual 3m Springboard titles in World Series history between them (11 for Qin, six for He), the pair - who won 3m Synchro gold on the opening night at the Royal Commonwealth Pool - made safe progress to the final in Edinburgh, scoring 518.80 and 511.85 respectively.

Mexico’s Yahel Castillo joined He and Qin in the final, finishing third in the opening semi-final, scoring 472.20 ahead of USA’s Troy Dumais who missed out after finishing on 448.90

Ukraine’s Illya Kvasha took gold at the previous leg of this year's World Series in Dubai and looks to be tough competition again for tonights final taking first place in the second SF and finishing on 472.80.

Germany’s Patrick Hausding secured his final berth by scoring 460.80 to finish second while Great Britain's Chris Mears reached his second individual World Series final in succesion, finishing third in the semi with 435.85.

World junior and British champion Jack Laugher was the one to miss out from the second SF as one dropped dive saw him slip out of contention and finish fourth on 421.95.

Men's 3m Springboard Qualifiers

1ST - He Chong (China) (518.80 - SF1)

2ND - Qin Kai (China) (511.85 - SF1)

3RD - Illya Kvasha (Ukraine) (472.80 - SF2)

4TH - Yahel Castillo (Mexico) (472.20 - SF1)

5TH - Patrick Hausding (Germany) (460.80 - SF2)

6TH - Chris Mears (Great Britain) (435.85 - SF2)

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