Saturday, July 16, 2011

In Brief #47: China Wins First Gold of #FINA2011

fina swimming worlds 2011

> China wins 1st gold medal of world championships
> Official Nicknames for Each of Oriental Sports Center Pools The Swimmers Circle
> Pac-Man Swimsuit the17thman
> Cliff Diving Q&A: Get to Know Steven LoBue Red Bull Cliff Diving
> Diving: Doubt over Waterfield
> Greensboro Aquatic Center Technical Specifications About the GAC
> Shanghai officials give FINA swimmers list of 15 restaurants that won’t poison them Shanghaiist
> Phelps predicts world record drought will end at swimming worlds

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Greg Louganis Dives with Gary Hunt in Athens

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion Gary Hunt traveled to the Olympic swimming pool in Athens to dive with the legendary Olympic gold medalist, Greg Louganis, ahead of the third stop in the Series.

Louganis will be a celebrity judge for tomorrow’s cliff diving competition in Athens, Greece. The event will be webcast live on Redbull.TV. Tune in to cheer on Purdue diving alum, Steven LoBue!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Former Big Ten Diver, Steven LoBue (Purdue), Qualifies for Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

steven lobue red bull cliff diving world series

Steven LoBue, a Big Ten diving alumnus from Purdue University (2003-2007), recently qualified for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Steven was among the top 7 finishers in a qualifying event at the Hawkesbury River in Sydney, Australia – which guaranteed him a spot on the 2011 World Series (schedule).

From left to right: Michal Navratil, Slava Polyeshchuk, Andrey Ignatenko, Cyrille Oumedjkane, Sasha Kutsenko, Alain Kohl and Steven Lobue

The seven qualifiers in Australia will join Gary Hunt, Orlando Duque, Artem Silchenko, Kent De Mond and Hassan Mouti to make up the field for the 2011 World Series which begins in Rapa Nui on March 12 (source).

I can’t believe I dove against Steven in college, and now he’s 1 of 12 cliff divers on an international circuit! That’s so cool!

As I mentioned in a previous post, the competition in La Rochelle (FRA) will be held after dark. The cliff diving event will be lit by floodlight for a new look at an already extreme sport! Yikes, good luck with that!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Show Divers Messing Around On Rope Swing And 5m Springboard

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If you thought you and your friends could do some pretty gnarly tricks at the local water hole, check out these show divers (including Purdue diving alumnus Steven LoBue) messing around on a rope swing and 5-meter springboard.

Apparently, Steven LoBue has been doing stunts with Mirage Entertainment since September 2009. Here’s another demo clip of his show diving stunts from Shenzhen, China.

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