FINA 2011 World Championships

16 to 24 July 2011 - Shanghai

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FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 9

Tom Daley brought his 2011 World Diving Championship campaign to a close with a fifth-place finish in the 10m Platform in Shanghai.

The 17-year old defending champion performed tidily throughout, scoring more than 80 for five of his dives as he finished with a total of 505.10

Chinaís World Series champion Qiu Bo (585.45) dominated the competition to win gold ahead of USAís David Boudia (544.25) and Germanyís Sascha Klein (534.50)

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 8

Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield have secured places in the menís 10m final after finishing in sixth and ninth place in the semi-finals respectively at the World Championships in Shanghai.

Waterfield didnít enjoy the strongest start to his prelim after missing his first two dives but managed to claw his way back up to seventh place to qualify for the semi-final.

He finished his semi-final with a score of 452.80 to secure an Olympic berth for Great Britain next year.

Daley enjoyed a steady prelim and then saw a couple of inconsistent dives in his semi but took sixth place overall with a score of 467.80. By reaching the final Tom secured the second place for Great Britain for the Olympics in the 10m Platform.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 7

Double world junior champion Jack Laugher underlined his huge potential at his debut senior World Diving Championships, finishing eighth in the 3m Springboard final in Shanghai.

The 16-year old Ė who secured Great Britain a London 2012 Olympic quota place for the event by qualifying for the final Ė put in a consistent performance to finish on 453.50. The Harrogate diverís top-eight finish also guarantees him a spot in the lucrative FINA World Series next season.

View Part 1 of Men's 3m Springboard Final (13m 50s flashplayer required). Parts 2 to 6 follow.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 6

Tonia Couch brought her 2011 World Diving Championship campaign to a close with a dogged performance in the 10m Platform final.

Having guaranteed a British quota place for the womenís 10m Platform at London 2012 by reaching the final, the Plymouth diver scored 315.05 to finish ninth overall.

The 22-year old has had a successful week in Shanghai, finishing fourth in the 10m Synchro with partner Sarah Barrow before making safe progress through to the individual final.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 5

Tonia Couch guaranteed a British spot in the womenís 10m Platform at London 2012 after reaching the final at the World Championships in Shanghai.

While Couch cannot qualify herself directly until the British trials next year, her performance in China does guarantee a quota place for one British diver in the same event at next yearís Games.

The 22-year old, who finished eighth in the 10m Platform at Beijing 2008, has been in fine form in China and finished fourth in the 10m Synchro with partner Sarah Barrow two days ago.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 4

Nick Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears put in a consistent display to finish seventh in their first World Championships as a Synchro pairing.

Having progressed through the morning preliminaries in eighth on 375.66, the duo raised their game for the 3m Synchro final in Shanghai to score 403.68.

Hosts China continued to dominate the competition with Qin Kai and Luo Yutong taking gold with 463.98 ahead of Russiaís Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov (451.89) in silver and Mexicoís Yahel Castillo and Julian Sanchez (437.61) in bronze.

View Part 1 of Men's 3m Synchro Final (14m 30s flashplayer required). Parts 2 to 6 follow.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 3

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow signalled their London 2012 medal potential as they finished fourth in the 10m Synchro at the World Championships in Shanghai.

In one of the most competitive performances by British female divers in World Championship history, the British pair were in the medal hunt throughout the five dives with Australia, Mexico, Ukraine and Germany all jostling for position behind runaway winners Wang Hao and Chen Ruolin (China, 362.58).

While Alexandra Croak and Melissa Wu (Australia, 325.92) and Christin Steuer and Nora Subschinski (Germany, 316.29) ultimately took silver and bronze behind China (362.58), Couch and Barrow were less than two points off bronze on 314.52.

View Part 1 of Women's 10m Platform Synchro (14m 27s flashplayer required)

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 2

Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, of the British Gas GBR Diving Team, finished sixth in the 10m Synchro Platform diving competition at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

The duo, who have only been competing together since the beginning of the year, were in the mix for medals in the first two rounds, sitting in equal third but dropped to sixth after some exceptional diving by the pairs from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, America and China. The pair didnít have the best preparations ahead of the competition with Waterfield suffering with flu like symptoms during the week.

View Part 1 (14m 47s, flashplayer required). Parts 2 to 4 follow.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Diving Day 1

The British Gas GBR Diving Team taking part at the World Championships in Shanghai just missed the finals in the womenís 3m Synchro and the menís 1m Springboard.

View part 1 of Womenís 3m Synchro Final (10m 06s, flashplayer required). Part 2 is below

Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree performed good required dives to sit in ninth place overall as the competition entered the third round. The pair dropped their fourth dive for a score of 34.00 to drop down the leaderboard to 17th and out of the final 12. Their final dive was their highest scoring and they finished in 15th with a score of 239.40.

FINA World Diving Championships 2011

16 to 24 July 2011 - Shanghai

The World Championships are the biggest and best diving competition outside the Olympic Games.

And with London 2012 little more than a year away, the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai are the final chance to jostle for position in the world order ahead of the Olympic year.

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