PR 09 - London welcomes the best from February 20-26


Lausanne (SUI), February 17, 2012 – Over 220 divers from 40 countries have rendezvous in London (GBR) for the 18th edition of the FINA Diving World Cup, to take place from February 20-26 in the Olympic Aquatic Centre. This competition will be both a qualifying and test event for the 2012 Olympic Games, to be held from July 27-August 12, 2012 in the British capital.

As qualifying competition, the 2012 FINA Diving World Cup is the last step in the procedure of selecting the divers for the Games – eight events are on the programme: 3m springboard (individual and synchro) and 10m platform (individual and synchro) for men and women –, after the selection through the 14th FINA World Championships Shanghai 2011 and the continental qualification. In individual events, this World Cup will qualify 18 of the 34 participants in the Olympic Games, while in the synchro events, four teams out of eight will be selected.

As test event, this World Cup will be the main opportunity for the best divers in the world to set their references and get familiar with the Aquatic Centre, the facility to be used for the Olympic competition in August.

Programme (finals) of the 18th FINA Diving World Cup 2012:

February 20: Men’s 3m springboard synchro
February 21: Women’s 10m platform
February 22: Men’s 3m springboard & Women’s 10m platform synchro
February 23: Men’s 10m platform synchro
February 24: Women’s 3m springboard
February 25: Men’s 10m platform & Women’s 3m springboard synchro
February 26: Diveoff Men’s & Women’s 3m springboard & 10m platform

> Entries for the 18th FINA Diving World Cup 2012:
click here.

> Eligible Athletes/NF already qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games:
click here.