He makes it a hat-trick of golds for China

Silver medalist Russian diver Evgeny Kuznetsov (left), gold medalist Chinese Chong He (centre) and bronze winner Mexican Yahel Castillo (right) on the podium after the men's 3-metre springboard diving final of the 15th FINA Swimming World on on Friday. Photo: EPA

China secured a seventh diving gold out of eight contested when He Chong captured a third successive three-metre springboard crown at the world championships on Friday.

Saturday, 27 July, 2013, 8:40am

Turn back the tide

Paul Rose has participated in approximately 8,000 dives throughout his career.

Paul Rose’s powerful bearing and wind-worn face make him easy to spot in the crowded lobby. Sipping tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Rose seems like a man from a different time.

6 May 2013 - 10:21am

Rival celebrity diving shows fail to make a splash with critics

Actor Niu Qun, 64, about to dive from height. Photo: SCMP

Two rival television variety shows about one of the mainland's favourite sports premiered last weekend to generally poor reviews, despite having star-studded rosters of contestants, including some from Hong Kong.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Club leaders must show the way

Corinthians' Emerson (left) and Chelsea FC's David Luiz vie for the ball during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama last Sunday. Photo: AP

Apart from referees, soccer's numerous supervisors, superiors, seniors and stalwarts also set standards on the field of play. This means players, and to some extent supporters, look up to their team captains and managers for leadership regarding matters of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Name and shame the plummeting prima donnas

Luis Suarez

In June 1968, during his excavation of a small necropolis about a kilometre outside the city of Paestum, Italian archaeologist Mario Napoli made an important discovery - the Tomb of the Diver.

6 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Diving into the

The atmosphere at the London Olympics will be unlike anything the 10,343 athletes could ever have imagined.

With the eyes of a global audience upon them, the experience of competing on the world's greatest stage will be an unbelievable 'high'.

But for one Olympic legend, it's the devastating 'low' that could hit them afterwards that concerns him.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Kowloon Park splashdown

Dickson Chow Ho-wing has used disappointments to keep on improving as a diver. Despite the setbacks, including niggling injuries caused by overtraining, he has managed to remain positive.

He has competed in the sport - diving off a 3m-high springboard - since 2002, after giving up swimming because he found races too boring.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The arc of a diver

Years before David Oshry, one of Asia's top male models, posed in swimsuits, he competed in them. From ages eight to 18, he was a diver, jumping off boards around his native South Africa, where he competed against the best athletes in the region.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Is it time for a sea change among the city's divers?

Renowned underwater photographer Michael Aw has never dived in Hong Kong waters, and he has no intention of doing so unless someone shows him what he is missing. The 55-year-old, who has won 61 international awards for sea photography, urged divers in the city to be more active in showing the world its underwater life.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

From a great height

One! Two! Three! Dive!

Diving is the one Olympic sport that can be guaranteed to get 'oos' and 'ahs' from the crowd. It's quick, beautiful and very dramatic. A skilful dive from the board high up in the air to the pool below might be over in a few seconds, but anyone who sees it will remember it.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Pool operators deny they are in over their heads

Operators of the iconic Water Cube National Aquatics Centre in Beijing yesterday defended their running of the venue following claims the on-going Olympic Diving World Cup test event had been blighted by scenes of 'chaos'.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

All In A Day's Work: Underwater instruction

Andrew Couch, PADI course director at Mandarin Divers, brings the diving experience not only to local adults but to a large number of school children.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Give yourself a sporting chance, says Tian

Olympic gold medallist diver Tian Liang hopes his move into acting will encourage other athletes to find another career away from sport.

Speaking this week at a press conference for his debut film, The Fantastic Waterbabes, Tian (right) said professional athletes needed to plan for their future because competitive sport

is only short-term.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

In at the deep end

Fu Mingxia (right) made quite a splash on Sunday at the new Le Sportsac Times Square.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

A springboard to greatness

When He Chong was six he took up diving to save on school fees, but 13 years later his ambitions are set on winning springboard gold in 2008.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am