Rabu, 20 November 2013

KEJURNAS LONCAT INDAH 2013: Jateng borong dua emas

Semarang (LONCAT INDAH - Peloncat indah asal Jawa Tengah Dewi Setyaningsih memborong dua medali emas pada kejuaraan nasional loncat indah yang berakhir Rabu di Jakarta.

Ketua Komisi Teknik Loncat Indah Pengprov PRSI Jawa Tengah Maryono ketika dihubungi dari Semarang, Rabu, mengatakan, medali emas terakhir yang diraih Dewi Setyaningsih berasal dari nomor papan tiga meter.

Pada nomor ini, lanjut dia, Dewi yang tengah dipersiapkan tampil pada SEA Games 2013 Myanmar tersebut menjadi yang terbaik dengan nilai 368,35, sedangkan medali perak direbut rekan sesama Pelatnas asal DKI Jakarta Lina Dini Yasmin dengan nilai 340,80, dan perunggu direbut Nursela (Sumsel) dengan nilai 268,80.

Sebelumnya, Dewi juga meraih medali emas dari papan satu meter dengan nilai 335,15,  medali perak direbut atlet DKI Jakarta Lina Dini Yasmin dengan nilai 332,55, sedangkan perak direbut atlet Sumatera Selatan Siti Nursela dengan nilai 327,05.

Dewi juga meraih medali perak dari papan menara 10 meter dengan nilai 290,65, sedangkan emas direbut Lina Dini Yasmin dengan nilai 357,01 perunggu direbut Tissa Nadia dari Jawa Barat dengan nilai 211,55.

Dengan berakhirnya Kejurnas loncat indah ini secara keseluruhan Jawa Tengah meraih dua medali emas dan satu medali perak. "Kita memang menurunkan enam atlet termasuk Dewi Setyaningsih tetapi yang lainnya belum bisa meraih prestasi," katanya.

Pada kejurnas loncat indah di Jakarta ini mempertandingkan nomor papan satu meter, papan tiga meter, menara 7,5 meter, dan menara 10 meter putra-putri. (ANTARA News) 

Senin, 18 November 2013

KEJURNAS LONCAT INDAH 2013: Dwi Setyaningsih Berjaya Rebut Emas Pertama

JAKARTA (LONCAT INDAH): Atlet Pelatnas loncat indah Dwi Setyaningsih berhasil merebut medali emas pertama pada kejuaraan nasional loncat indah yang berlangsung di kolam renang Gelora Bung Karno Senayan, Jakarta, Senin (18/11). Bagi atlet pelatnas, ajang ini boleh dibilang try in terakhir sebelum bertolak ke SEA Games Myanmar pada 5 Desember mendatang.
"Pada hari pertama pelaksanaan kejurnas loncat indah, Dewi berhasil meraih medali emas untuk nomor papan 1 meter," kata Ketua Komisi Loncat Indah Pengprov PRSI Jawa Tengah Maryono ketika dihubungi di Jakarta, kemarin.
Atlet asal Jawa Tengah ini meraih medali emas dengan nilai 335,15 sedangkan medali perak direbut atlet DKI Jakarta Lina Dini Yasmin dengan nilai 332,55, dan perunggu direbut oleh atlet Sumatera Selatan Siti Nursela dengan nilai 327,05.
Maryono mengatakan, Dewi masih berpeluang untuk menambah medali emas pada kejurnas yang berlangsung hingga Rabu (20/11) tersebut, karena yang bersangkutan masih akan turun pada dua nomor lagi yaitu papan 3 meter dan menara 10 meter.
Menurut dia, pesaing berat Dwi akan datang dari sesama atlet pelatnas yang dipersiapkan tampil pada SEA Games 2013 Myanmar, seperti Sari Ambarwati, Lina Dini Yasmin, dan Eka Purnama Endah.
Bagi atlet pelatnas, termasuk Dewi Setyaningsih, kejurnas di Jakarta tersebut hanya sebagai ajang pemantapan sebelum mereka tampil pada pesta olahraga multievent antarnegara Asia Tenggara di Myanmar mendatang.
Dijelaskan, tim loncat indah yang diterjunkan pada SEA Games di Myanmar mendatang sudah terbentuk sehingga penampilan mereka pada kejurnas mendatang sebagai ajang pemantapan saja.
Tim loncat indah Indonesia yang diturunkan pada SEA Games 2013 di Myanmar mendatang berjumlah enam orang. Mereka adalah Dewi Setyaningsih (Jateng), Andrian (DKI Jakarta), Sari Ambarwati (DKI Jakarta), Aditya Restu Putra (DKI Jakarta), Lina Dini Yasmin (DKI Jakarta), dan Eka Purnama Endah (Kalimantan Selatan).
Pada SEA Games mendatang Dewi bakal turun pada dua nomor yaitu menara 10 meter dan papan 3 meter. "Keikutsertaan Dewi pada nomor menara ini terbilang baru karena sebelumnya yang bersangkutan memiliki spesialisasi pada nomor papan (1 meter dan 3 meter)," katanya seperti dikutip Antara. (Suara Karya) 

Minggu, 28 Juli 2013

Fina World Championship 2013: Golden 10m triumph for Qiu

LONCAT INDAH, Bo Qiu retained his 10m crown in spectacular style, defeating Olympic gold medallist David Boudia of the USA to bring China their ninth diving title out of 10 on offer at the FINA World Championships. Qiu uncorked two dives worth more than 100 points as well as a barrage of perfect 10 marks from the judges in a master class from the 10m tower. Qiu, the first man to retain the world platform crown since Russia's Dmitry Sautin in 1998, began inauspiciously in the first round after a shaky semi-final but only two of his six final dives turned out to be worth less than 99 points. 

Qiu, Olympic silver medallist behind Boudia at the London Games, amassed a colossal 581.00 points to win by a vast 63.60 points from Boudia (517.40). The American dived consistently but had to settle for the silver behind Qiu for the second successive World Championships. Germany's Sascha Klein, who shared gold with Patrick Hausding in the 10m synchro, the only title to escape China at the Montjuic Municipal Pool, finished third with 508.55 points, repeating the world bronze he achieved in 2011. Tom Daley of Great Britain, the 2009 world champion ahead of Qiu, held third spot for two rounds in the middle of the competition but faded to sixth (470.60). Olympic bronze medallist Daley has been plagued by injury and said he had been happy just to make the final. It was China's fifth men's 10m win in 15 editions of the championships.

Fina World Championship 2013: He claims second Barcelona gold

LONCAT INDAH, Zi He claimed her second gold medal of the FINA World Championships when she added the 3m springboard title to the 1m crown she won five days earlier. He emerged triumphantly from the shadows of her illustrious predecessors Jingjing Guo and Minxia Wu and swooped to China's eighth Barcelona diving title out of nine so far contested, with one final still to come. It was China's seventh successive win in the event, following Guo's unique set of five and the 2011 victory of Wu, who did not defend her individual title in Barcelona but won a 3m synchro gold medal for the sixth time.

He, world and Olympic 3m silver medallist behind Wu in 2011 and 2012, amassed 383.40 points from her five final dives for a clearcut victory ahead of Chinese team-mate Han Wang (356.25) and Canada's Pamela Ware (350.25). Wang, who already had a 1m silver and two 1m bronzes in her world championship medal collection, claimed her first medal on the 3m board in China's fifth one-two in the event.

15th FINA World Championships 2013: Clash of titans in Men’s 10m platform

LONCAT INDAH, 10m platform is diving's hottest event at the 15th FINA World Championships. Today the stands at Montjuïc Swimming Pool were full despite the high temperatures. The podium this time was the same as in Shanghai 2011: Qiu Bo (CHN) earned gold, David Boudia (USA) won the silver medal, and the bronze was awarded to Sascha Klein (GER), ratifying their current titles

The figures of the final show that Qiu Bo kept the lead throughout the competition obtaining the highest scores while Boudia and Klein were fighting to stay in 2nd and 3rd place each round. Qiu Bo marked a distance to Boudia with 63.60 points and 72.45 to Klein. 'Considering that I was not in my best shape before the Olympics, and also had many injuries after, I think that everyone could see that I have worked very hard. Today I got my reward', said the Chinese diver.

Bo's final score was 581.00, obtaining more than 90 points in five rounds out of six. Fifth round was the best one (110.70) after performing backward dive with four-and-a-half somersaults. Boudia was in the first position in the two first rounds but ended up winning the silver medal (517.40). 'It's been a hard year for me. After the gold in London 2012 and getting married, being back to competing has been tough. To me World Championships check how much I've worked, and which dives I need to improve".
The bronze made Klein keep on fighting until round 5, where he ranked third (508.55). 'It's been a difficult year to me too. I've been injured and it's been only a few months ago that I started training. I'm very happy with my workout and very proud with today's bronze'.

Mexico's Germán Sánchez and Iván García also fought for climbing up on the podium and getting a new bronze medal, but the level was too high and they could not make it. Sánchez, ranked fourth, finished only 2.2 points behind the bronze medal.

The British diver Thomas Daley, who made diving popular on an international level and is a specialist in the 10m platform, arrived injured to the 15th FINA World Championships. This meant that he only finished in sixth place with 470.60 points. "It has been one of the most painful experiences of my life. Despite the injury I wanted to compete but it has been frustrating not to be able to fight for the podium".

With this triumph Qiu Bo has become the second man to win a medal in three World Championships in the 10m platform, he achieved the silver in Rome 2009 and the gold in the following two championships. The first to achieve this feat was Greg Louganis (USA).
Even though David Boudia had reserved all his energies for this event, Sasha Klein collected his second gold in Barcelona 2013, after already having won the 10 m synchronised platform.

China and all of its divers have established themselves as the one to beat for the rest of the countries. They have only lost one of the ten events disputed and have achieved nine gold medals, three silver and two bronze. Wenjin Zhao, coach of the team, confessed that Barcelona 2013 "has been a really special place to compete but now it´s time to return home and continue competing on a national level".

Asked about the possibility of seeing them compete from 27m platform like in the high diving, the three medallists laugh and shake their head. They confirm "10 metres is already high enough" and although Boudia clarified that "in reality the jumps are the same as ours with a bit of variation of movement" he isn't going to dare try it.

Rabu, 24 Juli 2013

FINA World Championships 2013: Zi He denies Cagnotto in close 1m duel

LONCAT INDAH INDONESIA-Zi He, an Olympic gold medallist last year, reclaimed the women's world 1m springboard  title in a desperately close duel with European champion Tania Cagnotto, overtaking the Italian on the last dive of the final to win by just one-tenth of a point, the smallest margin in any diving event in the history of the World Championships. Cagnotto, who led through three of the five rounds of dives, could not have come closer in her bid to scoop Italy's first World Championship diving gold in 38 years since Klaus Dibiasi won the men's 10m title at the first two editions in 1973 and 1975.

Cagnotto, silver medallist in the 3m synchro springboard at these championships, was poised tantalisingly close to gold, having led at the end of the penultimate round by five points, but saw it snatched away by He, who unfurled the highest score of the final with a reverse 1-1/2 somersaults and 1-1/2 twists which earned her 66.30 points.That sealed China's fourth title out of five thus far contested in Barcelona, He winning with 307.10 points, with Cagnotto having to settle for silver on 307.00 and He's Chinese team-mate Han Wang, who collected the bronze in 2009 and silver in 2011, taking bronze on 297.75.

FINA World Championships 2013: Qin and He triumph in 3m synchro final

LONCAT INDAH INDONESIA-Double Olympic champion Kai Qin clinched an unprecedented fourth successive men's 3m synchro springboard gold, triumphing with new partner Chong He, himself a former winner of the event, and maintaining China's winning ways at the FINA World Championships.The victory was China's fifth in six diving finals so far contested in the Montjuic Municipal Pool and the second of the day, following Zi He's narrow win over Italy's Tania Cagnotto in the women's 1m springboard final. Qin and He led throughout to amass 448.86 points and win by 20.85 points but it was not an entirely straightforward victory on a day when none of the pairs was immune from error.

Russia's Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilia Zakharov, silver medallists behind Qin and Yutong Luo at the 2011 Worlds and 2012 Olympics, had to settle for silver again (428.01), while Mexicans Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco proved steadier than some of their more fancied rivals to take bronze (422,79). Zakharov, who beat Qin and He for the 3m individual gold at the 2012 Olympics, and Kuznetsov were seeking to emulate fellow countrymen Alexander Dobroskok and Dmitry Sautin, the only non-Chinese duo to win the event when they prevailed in 2003. But they could not prevent the Chinese from making it seven wins in eight editions of the World Championships.