SWAIN AND CALVERT MISS OUT ON FINAL SEMI FINAL SPOTS
22 Jul 2009
British Gas Divers Ben Swain and Charles Calvert finished in 26th and 30th respectively in the men’s 3m Springboard preliminary at the FINA World Championships.
The Olympian, Swain, dropped his third round dive to fall from 18th to 35th in the leader board and mean his chances of qualifying for the semi-final were reduced.
Swain finished with a total of 356.05 points in 30th place overall. Calvert showed promise through the first rounds as he scored well but dropped marks on his Front 2 ½ Somersaults 1 Twists piked to move him away from a semi-final place.
Calvert finished in 26th place with a score of 360.30 points.
The 13th FINA World Championships will take place from 17th July – 2nd August 2008 in Rome.
The British Gas squad consists of:
Charles Calvert – City of Leeds
Peter Waterfield – Southampton Diving
Nick Robinson-Baker – City of Sheffield
Ben Swain – City of Sheffield
Max Brick – Southampton Diving
Thomas Daley – Plymouth Diving
Rebecca Gallantree – City of Leeds
Brooke Graddon – Plymouth Diving
Tonia Couch – Plymouth Diving
Megan Sylvester – City of Sheffield
Monique Gladding – City of Sheffield
Diving events take place from 17th – 25th July
Synchro takes place from 18th – 25th July
Open Water takes place from 19th – 25th July
Swimming takes place from 26th July – 2nd August
For further details contact British Swimming Media Officer Gemma Field on 01509 632238, 07917 726431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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