FINA/Midea Diving World Series to take place in Edinburgh this month

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The British leg of the 2013 FINA/Midea Diving World Series will take place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh between the 19th and 21st April. 

 What’s it all about?

The Federation International De Nation (FINA)/ Midea World Series is an annual event where the world’s diving elite go head-to-head six times in the space of three months. 

This is the 7th annual running of the event and takes place in over six legs. The first and second legs took place in Beijing and Dubai last month. This month will see the third and fourth legs taking place in Edinburgh on the 19-21st April and in Moscow from the 26th to the 28th April. The fifth leg takes place in May in Guadalajara (17-19th April) and the event comes to a climax in Mexico City on the 24 – 26th May.

The programme at the World Series follows a similar programme to that of the Olympic Games, and will feature the 3m Springboard, 10m Platform, 3m Synchro and 10m Synchro for both men and women.

Who’s taking part for Britain?

Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley will be leading the British and will be competing in the 10m Platform.

European champions Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will be competing in the 10m Synchro , Tonia will also be taking part in 10m platform, where she won the British title in February this year.

Chris Mears and Hannah Starling also in the team and will be competing in the individual 3m Springboard.  Hannah will also be pairing up with Alice Blagg and Chris Mears with Nick Robinson-Barker for the women’s and men’s 3m Synchro.

The other countries taking part are Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Russia, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, China and Ukraine. To find out more information on each team click here

For further information on how to book tickets or how to get there then please click here

Image credit: ticketmaster.co.uk

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