Sublime Yang leads men’s 10m qualifiers

27th April 2014

China’s Yang Jian set the highest total on the World Series this year to lead men’s 10m Platform qualifiers on 598.70 in London.

The 19-year old, competing at his first World Series event, beat the 100 marker for three of his six dives, including a 118.90 for his final effort, a forward 4.5 somersaults piked.

USA’s David Boudia enjoyed his return to the venue where he won Olympic gold two years ago as he progressed second behind the Chinese teenager on 538.95.

Oleksandr Bondar was the third diver through, reaching his third final in as many World Series this year.

The Ukranian scored 533.15 to finish ahead of Germany’s world bronze medallist Sascha Klein on 526.70 – a score which would have reached the final at the previous two World Series legs this year.

The UK crowd will have plenty to shout about after Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley progressed from the second semi.

The Brit now trains at London Aquatics Centre and scored 540.05 to qualify behind Russia’s Victor Minibaev – winner in Dubai this year – on 547.55.

China’s Chen Aisen, who combined with Yang form 10m Synchro gold on the opening day in London, was third through from the second semi on 532.15.

Men's 10m Platform Qualifiers

1ST - Yang Jian (China) (598.70 - SF1)

2ND - Victor Minibaev (Russia) (547.55 - SF2)

3RD - Tom Daley (Great Britain) (540.05 - SF2)

4TH - David Boudia (USA) (538.95 - SF1)

5TH - Oleksandr Bondar (Ukraine) (533.15 - SF1)

6TH - Chen Aisen (China) (532.15 - SF2)