A very warm welcome to all participating teams, our sponsors, supporters, and you, dear guests,
In Rostock, one jubilee is chasing the other these days. After the 800th jubilee of Rostock last year, the city is celebrating the 600th anniversary of Rostock University in 2019 and we as Internationaler Springertag Rostock e.V. are also heading straight towards two very own jubilees.
The International Divers Day as part of the FINA Diving Grand Prix Series will take place for the 25th time next year and we will celebrate the 65th jubilee of our International Divers Day.
For the first time in the long history of our traditional event, which has been highly commended by FINA on numerous occasions, the world’s best springboard and platform divers will compete over four days – meaning, we that are giving the mixed competitions that we first introduced in 2018 their well-deserved slot.
Together with the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock, the Olympic Training Centre of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as the regional and city sports association, we succeeded in fulfilling FINA’s requirements for this high-class sporting event. Without our sponsors and supporters, though, it would have been impossible to organise this competition according to the necessary high standards.
Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our longstanding main sponsor, Stadtwerke Rostock AG, Landesmarketing M-V as well as all other companies and supporters mentioned in our official event magazine. A special thank you also goes to all our volunteers who make the International Divers Day a high-class sporting event.I am looking forward to exciting competitions in this pre-Olympic year and I am wishing all athletes a fair and successful FINA Diving Grand Prix and International Divers Day.