Cuba Qualifies in Synchronized Platform in Shanghai

Shanghai, China Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban divers Jose Antonio Guerra and Jeinkler Aguirre qualified on Sunday for 10-meter synchronized platform finals in the 2011 World Swimming Championship. The Cuban pair classified in twelfth and last place in the preliminary stage with a score of 368.01 points, in a round dominated by China.

Bo Qiu and Liang Huo scored 477.96 points, followed by U.S. divers David Boudia and Nick McCrory (447.21) and Germany’s Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein (441.12).

The best-placed Latin American divers were Mexico’s German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia (seventh, 419.58 points) and Colombia’s Juan Rios and Victor Ortega (tenth, 372.96 points).

Brazilian divers Hugo Parisi and Rui Marinho ranked fourteenth (347.01 points) and failed to qualify for the finals, as did Venezuela’s Edickson Contreras and Enrique Rojas (333.00).

The countries that qualified for the finals were China, United States, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Belarus and Cuba.

The medalists will also qualify for the Olympic Games in London in 2012.

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