The fourth leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series will take place in Kazan on 10-12 May 2019. The capital of Tatarstan will host the event for the fifth time.
In 2019, the FINA Diving World Series took place in Sagimahara (Japan, 1-3 March), Beijing (China, 7-9 March), Monreal (Canada, 26-28 April). The circuit will conclude in London (Great Britain, 17-19 May).
FINA Diving World Series Executive Manager Melanie Beck noted that this competition has been held under the auspices of the International Swimming Federation for 12 years. The FINA Diving World Series is in the top international diving competitions, and the tournament gathers the best athletes from around the world. In 2019, 82 athletes from 15 countries will take part in the tournament. According to the expert, the competition will become a preparatory stage before the Olympic qualification process for Tokyo 2020.
Vice Chairman of the FINA Diving Technical Committee Bashar Al-Saffar wished good luck to athletes and interesting competitions to spectators right before the start of the fourth leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series. He expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation for the organization of the competition.
“The most important start for the teams will be the18th FINA World Aquatics Championships to be held in South Korea on 12-28 July 2019. Despite this fact, the World Series leg will become a preparatory stage for Russian athletes. Here we are testing our strength, we will find out our own mistakes and weaknesses to be worked on. Therefore, this start is necessary”, head coach of the Russian national diving team Tatyana Moiseeva noted.
“The competition will take place at the Aquatics Palace. The venue meets the requirements of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), and the athletes feel comfortable there”, admitted Ranko Tepavcevic, Deputy Director General of ANO Directorate for Sports and Social projects.
It should be reminded that the FINA Development Centre has been operating in Kazan. “From the beginning of the year, scholarship holders have been training as part of the swimming programme, today the diving programme kicks off”, said Ranko Tepavcevic. “Kazan accepts athletes who have been preparing for the FINA World Aquatics Championships and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 7 scholarship holders from Lithuania, Chile, El Salvador, Iran, Egypt are expected to come. Representatives of about 30 countries expressed their willingness to come to Kazan as part of this programme. Therefore, we not only prepare for competitions, but also accept athletes from around the world and support the development of aquatic sports. FINA has chosen Kazan. This is the highest level of appreciation shown by the International Swimming Federation. This means that they trust us”, added Ranko Tepavcevic, Deputy Director General of ANO Directorate for Sports and Social projects.
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