Osmar Olvera's Splash of Silver at the Diving World Cup

Mexico's Osmar Olvera defied expectations to snag silver at the Diving World Cup. His high-scoring final dives impressed judges and propelled him onto the podium. This win adds to his growing list and positions him as a strong contender for Olympic gold.

Osmar Olvera's Splash of Silver at the Diving World Cup
From underdog to podium finisher: Olvera celebrates his World Cup silver medal. Credit: CONADE

The Mexican diver Osmar Olvera Ibarra earned his second silver medal this Saturday in the Super Final of the Diving World Cup, after climbing to the podium in second place in the individual event from the 3-meter springboard with a score of 475.55 units in the competition that takes place in Xian, China.

The jumper executed six rounds of diving where he obtained scores of 78.20, 78.75, 54.00, 74.00; while his best grades were received in the two final presentations with 93.10 and 97.50, the latter thanks to his performance in the dive of two and a half turns in front with three turns in position B, with a degree of difficulty of 3.9 (the highest of the entire competition).

These executions by Olvera Ibarra, with an outstanding performance at the end of the test, helped him surpass Jack Laugher of Great Britain, who won bronze after totaling 472.85 points, while the local Zongyuan Wang won gold with 525.00 points. With this result, Osmar Olvera continues to accumulate podiums this season as part of his preparation for the Olympic Games.

Second silver medal for Osmar Olvera in the Super Final of the Diving World Cup held in Xian, China. Credit: CONADE

The activity of the Mexican delegation in the Diving Super Final will continue on Sunday in China with the participation of Randal Willars in the men's individual event from the platform.