Ilsur Metshin awarded the strongest athletes in the world of hi-dive

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04.08.2015 16:51

9 participants from 6 countries battled for the title of the best jumper in the world with a 20-meter tower.

(Kazan City KZN.RU, August 4, Albert Murtazin). Today, world final of the high-diving among women ended at the competitive platform of the embankment of Kazanka River. The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and FINA President Julio Maglione handed awards to winners of competitions in diving with a 20-meter tower.

The tournament was attended by 9 athletes from 6 countries. Ukrainian athlete Diana Tomilina, who intended to take part in the final, withdrew her candidacy because of an injury in training, so 9 of 10 claimed athletes performed at Kazanka. USA team announced 4 athletes that strengthened its chances for a medal.

As a result of intense competition, the American Rachel Simpson won. Second place went to her compatriot Cecilia Karton. The bronze medal was won by the athlete from Belarus Yana Nesterova.

Tomorrow, August 5, the final competition in high-diving among men will take place. 20 athletes will be competing in the jump from 27-meter tower, including the Russians Artem Silchenko and Igor Semashko.

At this point Russian team is in second place in the medal standing, having 13 awards - 8 gold, 4 silver and one bronze medal.


Photo: Final in the high-diving among women at World Cup 2015