British Olympic diver Tom Daley is returning to Dubai next week.
The 20-year-old sportsman will be in the United Arab Emirates for the FINA/NVC Diving World Series when it takes place 19-21 March at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sport Complex.
Tom will take on the men’s 10 metre platform as will divers David Boudia from the United States of America, Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez from Mexico, Sascha Klein from Germany, Yang Jian and Qiu Bo from China, Maxsym Dolgov from Ukraine, Vincent Riendeau from Canada and Vadim Kaptur from Belrus.
On Monday though, Tom made his way to China where the competition – which he finished third in 2014 - is being held for three days from 13-15 March.
After a spell in the UAE, competitors will travel to Kazan, Russia 24-26 April, plus the UK, Canada and Mexico will host for a few days each in May.
At only 15 years old Tom won a gold medal at the 2009 FINA World Championships, this year’s equivalent is being held in Kazan in July.
Ahmad Al Falasi, President of the UAE Swimming Federation, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the world’s best divers back to Dubai for the FINA/NVC Diving World Series. We were thrilled to witness an incredible display of diving in the last three
Diving World Series events in Dubai, and with another line-up featuring multiple world and Olympic champions the stage is set for another superb event.”
He added that residents and visitors in the area should make an effort to witness the competition especially after Chinaman Qiu Bo’s amazing full points dive here last year.
“It is wonderful that we will again see the best divers here in Dubai, competing at one of the best aquatic venues in the world, the Hamdan Sports Complex. We encourage everyone to come out and witness another spectacular competition,” he continued.
“The standard of diving is world class, and the crowd will be treated to some amazing displays of talent and skill. None of us have forgotten seeing Qiu Bo’s perfect dive, and we are looking forward to another amazing competition.”