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`Diving Czar`Sautin pockets silver at FINA Diving World Series

Qin Kai (R) and Zhang Xinhua of China react during the awarding ceremony of the men`s synchronized 3m springboard final of Fina Diving World Series 2010 in Qingdao, east China`s Shandong Province, March 28, 2010. Qin and Zhang claimed the champion with 454.56 points. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

QINGDAO: Dmitry Sautin, the Russian diving icon, reaped a silver medal with his partner Yuriy Kunakov in the men`s 3m springboard synchronized at the FINA Diving World Series here in Qingdao on Sunday.

Chinese divers Qin Kai/Zhang Xinhua were crowned at this event with a total of 454.56 points, as Stephan Feck/Patrick Hausding of Germany took the third place.

"I am satisfied with our performance and I will continue to strive in the increasingly tense competitions." Sautin said in a press conference.

Starting diving at seven, the 36-year-old Sautin has already won eight Olympic medals.

Qin Kai and Zhang Xinhua of China compete during the men`s synchronized 3m springboard final of Fina Diving World Series 2010 in Qingdao, east China`s Shandong Province, March 28, 2010. Qin and Zhang claimed the champion with 454.56 points. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Qin Kai and Zhang Xinhua (R) of China compete during the men`s synchronized 3m springboard final of Fina Diving World Series 2010 in Qingdao, east China`s Shandong Province, March 28, 2010. Qin and Zhang claimed the champion with 454.56 points. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Sautin Dimitry (front) and Kunakov of Russia compete during the men`s synchronized 3m springboard final of Fina Diving World Series 2010 in Qingdao, east China`s Shandong Province, March 28, 2010. Sautin Dimitry and Kunakov took the second with 443.01 points. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Qin Kai (3rd R) and Zhang Xinhua (3rd L) of China react during the awarding ceremony of the men`s synchronized 3m springboard final of Fina Diving World Series 2010 in Qingdao, east China`s Shandong Province, March 28, 2010. Qin and Zhang claimed the champion with 454.56 points. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

 
Date:2010-3-29 16:23:46     
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