From the best water polo teams in the world, let’s now move on to the best male divers in the world (3 meters). This ranking is made by FINA, the world body which governs swimming and diving.
You system used by FINA to rank the best male divers in the world is found at the end of this post.
The honor for being best male diver in the world (3 meters) goes to: 1) He Chong (27 years old, China). Congratulations, Mr. World’s Best Diver!
2. Jack Laugher (19 years old, Great Britain):
3. Illya Kvasha (26 years old, Ukraine):
4. Patrick Hausding (25 years old, Germany):
5. Shixin Li (26 years old, China):
6. Ilya Zakharov (23 years old, Russia):
7. Cao Yuan (19 years old, China):
8. Evgeny Kuznetsov (24 years old, Russia):
9. Rommel Pacheco (28 years old, Mexico):
10. Yahel Castillo (27 years old, Mexico):
So that’s your Top Ten Best Male Divers in the World (3m) for you. Here’s how the ranking system works according to FINA:
Preface: For a long time, diving experts around the world try to find a system for ranking divers in the different disciplines and to establish a World Ranking for Diving. Such rankings are, of course, well-known in Tennis and other sports.
There are some quiet interesting systems, but they are all based on difficult mathematical procedures.
To make the system easy to calculate and to understand, the following ranking system is based on a point system for the divers’ results (ranking) at FINA events.
In the past the four best results – per 12 month period, per discipline and per diver – were added and divided by 4. This average determined the ranking of a diver.
New system: After decision by the FINA Bureau from 2007 only the three best results – per 12 month period, per discipline and per diver – are added and divided by 3. This average determines the ranking of a diver.
A minimum of points is requered in all individual events to earn ranking points.
What say you of this ranking system, Famewatchers? We’re intrigued why they reduced the scoring system from a diver’s best four results to bis best three results. Would it not be better (fairer, more representative, more comprehensive) if more, rather than less, results are included?
But that’s our layman’s view on the matter. Maybe FINA has a compelling reason for including just three best results. We’re curious to know what you think, fellow Famewatchers.
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