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British diver Tom Daley is among the competitors in Mérida starting Friday for the World Series finale. Photo: Arts Desk
British diver Tom Daley is among the competitors in Mérida starting Friday for the World Series finale. Photo: Arts Desk

Mérida, Yucatán — The newly expanded Kukulcan Sports Complex will host the sixth and final leg of the 2015 FINA Diving World Series from Friday to Sunday.

More than 50 athletes from 12 countries, including 20 Olympic medalists, will compete.

The state recently inaugurated a space that makes international diving championships possible. Photo: State of Yucatán
The state recently inaugurated a space that makes international diving championships possible. Photo: State of Yucatán

Among the most prominent divers is Britain’s Tom Daley, 21, who took bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in London. Daley was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event at the age of 15.

The FINA series started in March in Beijing, and headed to Dubai, Russia, England and Canada. The competition format features ten events: women’s and men’s 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro. Two mixed events, 3m and 10m synchro, is being introduced. Combined prize money tops US$1.5 million.

The Kukulcan complex is at Calle 6 X Circuito Colonias no. 315, Unidad Morelos. Call 999 940 03 06 or 999 940 06 76 for free tickets while they last.

The Program:

DAY 1 (Friday May 29)

Session 1

12:00 Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform Final

12:45 Men’s Synchronized 10m Platform Final

13:30 Award Ceremony Synchronized 10m Platform Women

13:35 Award Ceremony Men’s Synchronized 10m Platform

Session 2

* 17.30-18.00 Opening Ceremony

18:00 Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Final

18:45 Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Final

19:30 Award Ceremony Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard

19:35 Award Ceremony Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard

DAY 2 (Saturday May 30)

Session 1

12:00 Semifinals A & B 3m Springboard Women

12:45 Semifinals A & B Men’s 3m Springboard

Session 2

Individual 3m Springboard Final 18:00 women’s

Individual 3m Springboard Final 18:30 manly

19:00 Mixed Synchronized 3m Springboard Final

Awards Ceremony 19:35 Women’s 3m Springboard

19:40 Award Ceremony Men’s 3m Springboard

19:45 Award Ceremony Synchronized 3m Springboard Mixed

DAY 3 (Sunday May 31)

Session 1

A & B Semifinals 12:00 women’s 10m Platform

Semifinals 1245 A & B manly 10m Platform

Session 2

18:00 Women’s 10m Platform Final

18:30 men’s 10m Platform Final

Synchronized 10m Platform Final 19:00 Mixed

19:35 Award Ceremony women’s 10m Platform

19:40 Award Ceremony manly 10m Platform

19:45 Award Ceremony Synchronized 10m Platform Mixed

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