I was recently looking on the FINA website and I was surprised and excited to find out how high I am on the FINA World Rankings. The rankings are determined by a points system, over a 12 month period each divers 4 best results are added and divided by 4. This average determines the ranking of a diver. Below are the two tables taken from the FINA website, of the rankings of the top 10 women and synchro teams on the 3 metre springboard.
In the women’s 3m rankings I’m equal 7th, which is a really exciting result as 2005 was my first full year in the World diving circuit. Hopefully I will be able to improve on my 7th place ranking in the future.
In the women’s 3m synchronised rankings Sharleen and I are 5th. We have done very well to be in 5th as most of the other teams have 4 events taken in to account to determine the points, we only have 3 results taken in to account and only 11 points from 2nd place (our lowest result was 14 points). Which means Sharleen and I are real contenders for second in the world. Hopefully a good result in the FINA World Cup will give us an even better ranking, and bump us up a few places.
The FINA website is
www.fina.org/diving/dv.htm. Which has the full rankings and information on the upcoming Diving World Cup in Changshu in China, which I’m very excited about!
Yes! Sharleen and me are on Wikipedia. Well I guess that was cause I posted our photo there! Not long ago I was looking up Diving on Wikipedia and noticed that there was no photo under the Synchronised Diving section. So I took it upon myself to post the best synchro photo I had (which was of course of Sharleen and me). I also posted a great title to go along with it.