FINA World Championships Budapest 2022, as it happened: Day 10 -  Diving featuring Pandelela Rinong Pamg & Ana Marcela Cunha in open water swimming

Live updates from Budapest, Hungary, with diving and open water swimming on Monday 27 June 2022.

By Andrew Binner
Picture by 2021 Getty Images

Chinese diving superstars Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan put on an amazing show to finish first and second respectively in the women's 10m platform at the 2022 FINA World Championships.

Olympic champion Quan took an early lead, but the margins are fine in diving and one mistake cost her the title. Chen was a model of consistency throughout, and retained her world title.

Malaysian veteran Pandelela Pamg added to her impressive world medal tally, taking bronze.

Open water swimming Olympic champion Florian Wellbrock had too much pace for his old rival Gregorio Paltrinieri to take top spot in the men's 5km at a hot and humid Lupa Beach.

In the women's event, Brazil's open water swimming GOAT Ana Marcela Cunha took the title by one second! carried live updates the entire day from Budapest, which you can re-live as they happened below.

All times Central European Time (UTC/GMT +2 hours). Most recent updates first.

8:20 pm - More diving and open water tomorrow

That thrilling finish brings Day 10 to an end here at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest.

Join us again tomorrow, where we have two medal finals in the men's 3m springboard and the men's 10m synchronised.

Elsewhere, the women's water polo quarter-finals will take place. See you then!

8:10 pm - MEDAL MOMENT: Chen retains her 10m platform world title

Japan's Arai Matsuri finishes on a high with 67.20 for her back 2.5 somersault 1.5 twist pike.

At the top end of the field, Pamg uses all of her experience to land her a back 2.5 somersault 1.5 twist pike. She gets 67.2 and takes temporary top spot with 338.85 overall.

Brazilian Oliveira has to go all out to get that podium spot and nails an 80.00 inward 3.5 somersault tuck - that was a huge jump under pressure but it's not enough to get ahead of Pamg.

In the battle for top spot, Quan gets a huge roar for her back 2.5 somersault 1.5 twist pike. She gets 88.0 to pile the pressure onto Chen for this final jump!

But the greatest diamonds come out under pressure and Chen JUST does enough for the win. She is awarded 78.4 for her back 2.5 somersault 1.5 twist pike, and takes it by less than a point and retains her world title.

Final podium:

Gold: Chen Yuxi (China) - 417.25

Silver: Quan Hongchan (China) - 416.95

Bronze: Pandelela Pamg (Malaysia) - 338.85

7:55 pm - Redemption for Quan

Pandelela Pamg is just getting better here. The Malaysian's inward 3.5 somersault tuck gets 75.2, and she now has one hand on that bronze medal.

Big splash for Oliveira, who gets 58.5 for her fairly tricky forward 3.5 somersault pike.

Here comes the noise, which means here comes Quan. Can she redeem herself?

YES SHE CAN! It's all 10s and 9.5s for her armstand back 2 somersault 2.5 twist free, which is awarded 91.2. She just disappeared into the water without a ripple there.

Chen isn't quite as accurate with her 80.85 back 3.5 somersault tuck, but still retains a 10-point overall lead going into the final round.

7:35 pm - Quan mistake, Chen back on top.

After a short break for technical problem, Round 3 begins with Emily Boyd landing her best routine of the night. The Australian gets 60.9 for a back 2.5 somersault pike.

Consistent Pamg gets 62.4 for her amazingly-named armstand back 2 somersault 1.5 twist free. She is now third overall.

Oliveira gets her entry wrong and drops down to fifth, getting 46.2 for her reverse 2.5 somersault tuck.

A much better dive from No. 3 seed McKay sees her rewarded with 68.8, and she's up to fourth.

But no one saw this coming: Quan seemed to rotate very slowly there and gets 61.05 for her back 3.5 somersault tuck.

Chen takes full advantage and nails an armstand back 2 somersault tuck to go top of the leaderboard with a 85.80.

7:25 pm - Equal scores

Pamg steps up the difficulty with a back 2.5 somersault pike. A clean entry sees her take 71.05 from the judges.

It was less accurate from Oliveria, who fell away towards the end of her armstand back 2 somersault 1.5 twist free. The 3.2 degree of difficulty sees her take 67.2.

Canada's Caeli McKay's hasn't been at her best so far. Her reverse 2.5 somersault tuck is good enough for 58.8.

Our early leader Quan absolutely nails an inward 3.5 somersault tuck for 91.2. The sea of red in the crowd is buzzing!

But it's an amazing reply for Chen, whose 9.5s across the board for an inward 3.5 somersault sees her also awarded 91.2.

Quan retains a narrow lead from Chen, with Oliveira third and Pamg fourth.

7:12 pm - China go 1-2

Malaysian veteran Pandelela Pamg has made a conservative start, her forward 3.5 somersault pike routine being awarded a 63.0.

But there was nothing routine about Ingrid Oliveira. The Brazilian carries on her stellar form from this morning's heats, executing her back 2.5 somersault 1.5 twist pike cleanly for a 75.2.

Take a bow Quan Hongchan! The reigning Olympic champion takes 85.5 for her amazingly timed forward 3.5 somersault pike. All but one judge giving her 9.5s as she twisted and cut through the air with a silent entry.

Reigning world champion Chen Yuxi, can't match it and takes second overall with her 81.0 forward 3.5 somersault pike.

Quan, Chen, and Oliveira are your top three.

6:55 pm - Beautiful Budapest

The Duna Arena is situated on the banks of the River Danube, and as you can see, it's a very pleasant place to be.

Don't be fooled though, it's 35°C (95°F) degrees, which makes life hard work for the open water swimmers, artistic swimmers and water polo players.

The sun is now setting, but the mercury is still rising inside with the women's 10m platform final just moments away.

Not that they need it, but a beatboxer is getting the crowd even more 'amped' for this one.

Twelve divers, five rounds, let's go!

The view of the Danube from the Duna Arena in Budapest, which is hosting swimming and diving at the 2022 FINA World Championships.

5:30 pm - One hundred up for Wang!!!

It's a typically classy finish from Cao, who is awarded 91.2 for his forward 4.5 somersault tuck. He's clearly a fan favourite, as that score was met with organised 'Cao' chanting from our Chinese fans. He finishes on 482.5 overall.

Laugher can only reply with an 85.8 from his forward 2.5 somersault 3 twist pike, meaning he drops to third with 469.65.

Will Wang play it safe? NO. He pulls off the dive of the event so far with a forward 4.5 somersault tuck - with 3.8 on degree of difficulty - and its 9s across the board! The Olympic silver medallist in this event from Tokyo 2020 gets 102.6 for that jump, 547.95 overall, and an easy No. 1 seeding for the business end of the men's 3m springboard tomorrow.

The 12 divers that will compete in tomorrow's final (in order of semi-final finish): Wang Zongyuan (China), Cao Yuan (China), Jack Laugher (Great Britain), Luis Felipe Uribe Bermudez (Colombia), Moritz Wesemann (Germany), Jules Bouyer (France), Jordan Houlden (Great Britain), Alexis Jandard (France), Suyama Haruki (Japan), Rafael Fogaca (Brazil), Guillaume Dutoit (Switzerland), and Sakai Sho (Japan).

5:05 pm - Disaster for Wesemann

Germany's Wesemann almost lands flat on his back for an uncharacteristic 37.8. He drops down to 13, with Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica currently taking the 12th and final place in tomorrow's final with two rounds to go. Squeaky-bum time.

Cao's inward 3.5 somersault tuck receives 81.6, but Laugher has got his all wrong. The Brit over rotates on his back 3.5 somersault for a score of 54.

He should have enough to make the final, but loses second place to Cao and won't want another of those.

Here comes Wang and it's just poetry from the Olympic champion again. His reverse 3.5 somersault tuck gets 87.5.

It's now Wang, Cao, Laugher in the top three with France's Alexis Jandard, and Sakai Sho in fourth and fifth.

4:50 pm - Unbelievable from Wang

Better from Cao, but he still won't be happy with the 7.5's almost across the board for his reverse 3.5 somersault tuck, for a score of 78.75.

The British fans roar Laugher onto the board, knowing that he'll need something special to overtake Wang.

He goes for the inward 3.5 somersault tuck and is accurate again for a score of 81.6. Lovely sportsmanship from the Chinese crowd too, who respect good diving and applaud the Brit.

But Wang gets his compatriots really cheering, with the most unbelievable dive. He gets 93.6 for his forward 2.5 somersault 3 twist pike, which is a 3.9 degree of difficulty dive.

Wang is first at the halfway point, with Laugher and Cao in second and third respectively. Germany's Moritz Wesemann going nicely in fourth.

4:25 pm - Laugher capitalises on Cao mistake

A model of consistency, Germany's Moritz Wesemann posts his second score in the 71's to stay in touch at the top.

Knight-Wisdom over rotates this time, is awarded 53.0, and drops back to ninth.

Uribe Bermudez of Colombia rediscovers his his morning form, landing an 81.9, and goes third.

It's a reverse 1.5 somersault 3.5 twist free for Cao... but he gets that one wrong and receives 64.45.

Laugher makes him pay with a three-and-a-half reverse somersault with tuck that gets an 82.0, good enough to retake second.

Up last, Wang extends his lead by with a reverse 1.5 somersault 3.5 twist free for 85.75.

4:14 pm - Big start from Wang!

Jamaica's Yona Knight-Wisdom executes a very tidy forward 3.5 somersault pike to take 72.85, and takes the lead before the big guns.

As expected, it's temporary, with China's Cao Yuan getting the crowd going with a forward 2.5 somersault 2 twist pike worth 81.6.

Going for the same routine, Jack Laugher wasn't quite as accurate as he was this morning and settles for 74.8, which is still good enough for second. A steady start.

But Wang Zongyuan is once again the pace setter. The Chinese Olympic champion takes his time on the board, before his inward 3.5 somersault tuck which barely even left a ripple in the water.

The crowd roar tells you everything even before the scores is announced. As expected, he takes the lead with a mammoth opening dive of 86.7, with no score from the judges under 8.

So it's Wang, Cao, Laugher.

3:50 pm - Tingmao shi honoured

Legendary Chinese diver Tingmao Shi, who retired in April this year, is presented with an award on a stage overlooking the diving pool here at Duna Arena.

Her resume reads: four Olympic gold medals and eight world titles.

Even in China, many consider the now 30-year-old their GOAT.

The pre-competition light show has begun, and we are minutes before the men's 3m springboard semi-finals, where the top 12 finishers progress to tomorrow's final.

3:10 pm - "Splash In" with Melissa Wu

At the age of 10 the Australian knew that diving was the sport for her. Throughout her 16 years career, diving helped her overcome depression, anxiety, and lack of self-belief, until she won bronze in Tokyo 2020.

Watch her story in new Olympic Channel series "Splash In" below.

2:25 pm - Cunha needed 'cold blood' to win that one

The women's 5km open water swimming said the following to Globo TV after the race:

"I don't know if this is my best moment, but I think maybe as an athlete, a person, I've turned a corner that no one imagines.

"The mental side is very important, I worked a lot with it in the last few days, I was very strong in my head, I had to turn the key and I find myself again. I had to change my strategy, things happened in the 5km race that I had to make quick decisions, I think the experience bring it, cold blood, smooth race. I took the lead, but I didn't want to be there... however it was necessary and I managed to drive to the end. Before that I was totally controlled in the race. I had a lot of head and coldness.

"We always think that after an Olympic title, everything is wonderful. But we only see what it is like after we go through a difficulty... now it's time to rest and do my best in the 10km and I'm sure I'll go in search of my best result."

2:22 pm - MEDAL MOMENT: Ana Marcela Cunha is the 5km world champion!

What an amazing finish!

After almost an hour of swimming in 34°C (91°F), Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha claimed victory by a whisker in the women's open water 5km event.

The reigning Olympic champion clocked 57:52.90, just 0.9s faster than valiant silver medallist Aurelie Muller from France.

Bronze went to Italian Guilia Gabbrielleschi, two seconds back.

Cunha extends her record as the most decorated female open water swimming in world aquatics championships history with five golds, two silvers and four bronze.

The 30-year-old joins Germany's Angela Maurer as the only two athletes to have won an open water medal at six different world aquatics championships.

2:00 pm - How Tokyo 2020 gave Jack Laugher his mojo back

The Rio 2016 gold medallist almost threw in the towel after mental health struggles left him spiralling downwards.

Ahead of the FINA 2022 World Championships in Budapest, he spoke to about how Tokyo 2020 reignited a fire within him, and how the experiences of Simone Biles helped him return to his brilliant best. 

You can read our interview with Jack Laugher here.

1:20 pm - Wang, Laugher, Cao take top spots

These three must know each other very well.

Wang Hongyuan finishes the men's 3m springboard qualifying heat in first place, thanks to his unbelievable score of 492.00 over six jumps. The reigning Olympic champion's final dive of 91.2 was, quite simply, a thing of beauty.

Rio 2016 synchro Olympic champion Jack Laugher's morning run out of 457.8 is good enough to finish second and split the two Chinese divers up. That in itself is an incredible effort from the Brit.

Wang's compatriot Cao Yuan won't give up his world title without a fight, however, qualifying for this evening's semi-final in third place with 418.55.

Colombia's Luis Uribe Bermudez, Sakai Sho of Japan, and Frenchman Alexis Jandard also deserve praise as the only other divers to make it into the 400+ club.

12:05 am - China's amazing diving pedigree

Prepare to be dazzled. Diving powerhouse China has won 95 of the available 151 gold medals in diving at the FINA World Championships. Russia and United States are their closes rivals with 13 world titles each.

China collected at least one gold medal in diving in each of the last 14 world aquatics championships.

Guo Jingjing holds the record for most diving world titles with 10, while Wu Minxia has the most world medals with 14.

Last year at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, China won seven of the eight diving gold medals.

11:30 am - Early statement of intent from Wang

The second half of this mammoth men's 3m springboard qualifying begins with a bang as Olympic gold medallist Cao Yuan registers 81.6 on his first dive!

The Chinese, who sealed 3m synchro gold alongside Wang Zongyuan yesterday, was awarded all 8s and 9s for forward 2.5 somersaults 2 twists pike.

But if you thought that was astonishing, look at what Wang has just done!

The 20-year-old reigning Olympic champ has just nailed his inward 3 1/2 somersault tuck, and is awarded 87.6!

Remember, this is their FIRST dive of the prelims.

10:30 am - MEDAL MOMENT: Florian Wellbrock wins men's 5km

Florian Wellbrock has NO off button!

Just days after competing in the 800m and 1500m swimming events, and helping Germany to gold in the 4x1500m open water relay yesterday, the marathon swimming Olympic champion wins the men's 5km title in 52:48.80.

He was three seconds ahead of his old rival Gregorio Paltrinieri, who adds a silver medal to the bronze he won in the relay yesterday, and his 1500m freestyle swimming gold.

Mykhailo Romanchuk, who earlier this year accepted an invitation to train with Wellbrock in Germany due to the conflict in Ukraine, took bronze.

Fun fact: Wellbrock has become the first athlete in history to win the men's 10km open water swimming event at three successive global championships, after winning at the 2019 World Champs in Gwangju, and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

10:00 am - Swimming round-up from Budapest

Swimming did not disappoint at the fabulous Duna Arena.

A rejuvenated Katie Ledecky stole the show with her four gold medals, to become the second most successful swimmer in World Championships history, after Michael Phelps.

And who can forget the amazing Kristof Milak, who blasted to a new 200m butterfly world record in front of his adoring home fans.

But Budapest will likely be remembered for the unearthing of new stars. David Popvici, Leon Marchand, Summer McIntosh, Thomas Ceccon, and Torri Huske are going to be household names for years to come.

Check out our swimming wrap up from Budapest below!

9:20 am - Laugher leads at halfway

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher has roared to the top of men's 3m springboard qualifying with a first round 71.4.

Showing no signs of fatigue from yesterday's excellent silver-medal performance alongside Anthony Harding, the Brit chose a more complicated dive than normal for his first attempt in the forward 2½ somersaults 2 twists. What confidence.

He then follows that up with a 78.75 three-and-a-half reverse somersault with tuck effort to consolidate his lead with 150.15.

After round three, Laugher's score of 231.75 means he is above several divers who have taken their fourth!

His closest rivals at the moment are Japanese duo Sakai Sho and Suyama Haruki, on 205.80 and 175.45 respectively.

The Brit then has a slight wobble (by his lofty standards), going 75.6 and 62.7 on his next two jumps for a score of 370.05. His place in the semi-finals looks secure.

8:45 am - In case you missed it...

A round-up of the scores in last night's women's round-of-16 water polo matches:

Canada 7 - 10 Netherlands

France 14 - 13 New Zealand (penalty shootout)

Kazakhstan 1 - 14 Spain

Argentina 6 - 23 Hungary

Check out the quarter-final clashes (28 June) below.

8:30 am - Today's programme

Good morning and welcome back to the FINA World Championships 2022 live blog, where another diving medal will be won in the women's 10m platform.

Chinese Olympic gold medallists Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan were a class above their rivals in yesterday's qualifying heats, and it would take a near-perfect effort to dislodge either of them from the top two spots.

Quan edged Chen to gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but Chen is the slight favourite here to gain redemption.

But anything can happen in a final, and the Chinese divers will be wary of Canada's Caeli McKay and Ingrid Oliveira of Brazil, who both proved their ability to execute jumps in the 80s in the semi-finals.

Malaysia's double Olympic and five-time world medallist Pandelela Pamg is also more than capable of producing a medal-winning jump.

But before that we have the men's 3m springboard heats, where yesterday's 3m synchronised winner Cao Yuan is the early favourite to progress to this afternoon's semis as the No. 1 seed.

There will also be two medals won in open water swimming today with the women's and men's 5km events, while the men's round-of-16 water polo matches take place throughout the afternoon.

Here's today's diving schedule:

9:00 am - Men's 3m springboard heats

4:00 pm - Men's 3m synchronised semi-finals

7:00 pm - Women's 10m platform synchronised final


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