Kim Young-taek and Moon Na-yun 문나윤 (Jeju Provincial Office) finished 9th in the Mixed Synchronized 10m Platform at the 2023 FINA World Aquatics Championships.
Kim Young-taek and Moon Na-yun scored a total of 256.50 points in the finals held on the 15th at the Fukuoka Prefectural Pool in Japan, securing the 9th position out of 14 teams.
In the Mixed Synchronized 10m Platform event, there were no preliminaries, and the rankings were determined directly in the finals.
Kim Young-taek and Moon Na-yun held the 4th position until the 2nd round, but after the 3rd round, they dropped to the 10th position, eventually finishing the competition in 9th place.
As for the men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard preliminary, Woo Ha-ram (Korea National Sport University) and Lee Jae-kyung (Gwangju Sports Council) participated but finished 18th out of 27 teams with a total score of 331.62 points, failing to advance to the finals.
The top 12 teams in the Synchronized 3m Springboard preliminary advanced to the finals.
Woo Ha-ram and Lee Jae-kyung were 10th in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but after the 3rd round, they dropped to the 22nd position and eventually finished the competition in 18th place, missing out on the finals by a margin of 11.07 points behind the 12th place team, Jonathan Suckow-Guillaume Dutoit (342.69 points, Switzerland).
South Korean diver Woo Ha-ram, a prominent figure in Korean diving, achieved top-10 finishes in the men’s 3m Springboard at the 2019 Gwangju (10th), 2017 Budapest (8th), and 2013 Barcelona (10th) World Aquatics Championships, where he partnered with Kim Yeong-nam.
In the 2015 Kazan Championships, he finished in 15th place and did not compete in last year’s Budapest Championships.
At the Fukuoka Championships with his new partner, he had some regrets. In the 1m Springboard preliminary held on the 14th, Woo Ha-ram secured the 9th position, and he will compete in the finals on the 16th. On the 19th, he will challenge for a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics, aiming to finish within the top 12 in the 3m Springboard preliminary, which grants direct entry to the main event.
On that day, there were three gold medals awarded in diving, and China dominated all of them.
In the Mixed Synchronized 10m Platform, Zhang Zicheng-Wang Zongyuan (China) won the gold medal comfortably with a total score of 339.54 points, surpassing Viviana del Angel-Velasco Diego (Mexico) by 26.1 points.
Zhang Zicheng had previously won the gold medal in the Mixed Synchronized 10m Platform at the 2019 Gwangju World Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, continuing his success at the Fukuoka World Championships.
Japan’s Itahashi Minami-Ito Hiroki won the bronze medal with a score of 305.34 points.
In the Women’s 1m Springboard final, Lin Shan (China) claimed the gold medal with a score of 318.60 points, beating last year’s Hungary Budapest Championships gold medalist Li Yajie (China) by 12.25 points.
Lin Shan, who won team events at the 2019 Gwangju Championships and the Mixed Synchronized 3m Springboard at the 2023 Budapest Championships, secured her first individual world championship gold medal.
In the Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard, Wang Zongyuan-Li Ronghao (China) secured the gold medal with a total score of 456.33 points, defeating Jack Laugher-Anthony Harding (424.62 points, UK).
Wang Zongyuan, who won in this event paired with Xie Siyi at the Budapest Championships last year, teamed up with Li Ronghao at the Fukuoka Championships to claim the gold medal.
For Jack Laugher, this marks his third consecutive silver medal in the Men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard, following his achievements at the 2019 Gwangju and 2022 Budapest Championships.
China dominated the diving events at the Budapest Championships last year, winning a total of 13 gold medals.
They have also begun their dominant performance at the Fukuoka World Championships in diving. 온라인카지노