The event opened in Shijiazhuang on October 3. Affected by the epidemic, the Chinese diving team's Tokyo Olympic trials were also adjusted. As the Diving World Cup in April and the National Diving Championship in May failed to be held as scheduled, the trial that was originally scheduled for five stops was changed to this event and the three national championships in January and May next year. The best results were selected The two stations serve as the final reference for Olympic selection.
Zhou Jihong, chairman of the Diving Association, explained: "We have had three races before, but now we have to start from scratch. Because after the postponement of the Olympic Games, athletes have been affected in all aspects, so we hope to restart the selection and better Inspire athletes’ status.” In addition, the results of the Shijiazhuang Station and the National Championship in January next year will be used as the selection criteria for the World Cup next April.
To Zhou Jihong's satisfaction, the four individual events of men's and women's platform and springboard all showed a high level of competition. In the women’s 10-meter platform event, the 13-year-old Quan Hongchan of Guangdong Haiyin team upset and won the gold; in the men’s 10-meter platform final, Yang Jian of Sichuan Zhouke, Chen Aisen of Guangdong Haiyin and Lian Junjie of Shandong team played In the fierce competition, Lian Junjie took advantage of the high difficulty of the last round and took the gold. In the men's 3-meter springboard final, Xie Siquan, Cao Yuan and Wang Zongyuan dedicated a high-level duel, and Xie Siquan finally came out on top. In the women's 3-meter springboard final, several players made some mistakes. Wang Han of Hebei 209 team defeated Olympic champion Shi Tingmao with a 3.05 points lead.
Regarding the overall performance of the players, Zhou Jihong commented: "Because of the epidemic, we have not come out to switch venues for nearly a year. Switching from training status and team game status to intense national competitions is a test of athletes’ psychology. Also, the results of the first three stops of the previous diving Olympic trials are cleared to zero, which is only used as a reference for comprehensive evaluation and other aspects. Players will also feel a lot of pressure. Under such a special environment, it is very difficult for everyone to jump out of this level. Easy."
Beijing News reporter Zhou Xiao
编辑 王希翀 校对 李立军
编辑 王希翀 校对 李立军