The last competition day here in Rostock started with the men’s preliminaries from the 10 m platform. 16 divers competed with 6 dives each but only 12 of them made it to the semi-finals after 7 judges, placed on each side of the pool and changing sides after 3 dives, gave their marks.
After only 3 rounds, 3 athletes really stood out. Song Yuan (CHN), Victor Minibaev (RUS) and Oleksii Sereda (UKR) managed to sustain their high level and finished first, second and third. Song Yuan finished the preliminaries with impressive 454,95 points.
Germany was represented by Florian Fandler, who also managed to qualify for the semi-finals that took place straight after the preliminaries.
All of the athletes performed at an incredibly high-level and fought for their place in the final. In the end, it was a very close call and the best diver came from Russia – Victor Minibaev received 460,95 points.
The final is made up of the best 3 divers from both semi-finals and takes place this afternoon – unfortunately, without German participants.