Iván García (diver)

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Iván García
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Personal information
Full name Iván Alejandro García Navarro
Nickname(s) Pollo
Born (1993-10-25) 25 October 1993 (age 24)
Guadalajara, Mexico
Residence Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb)
Spouse(s) Paola Espinosa
Sport
Country  Mexico
Event(s) Diving pictogramDiving 10 m, 10 m synchro
Club Jalisco
Partner Germán Sánchez

Iván Alejandro García Navarro (born 25 October 1993) is a Mexican diver.[1] He is nicknamed "Pollo" ("Chicken").[2] He competes in diving and represented Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.He won a silver medal in the 10m Synchronized Platform with his partner Germán Sánchez with a high score of 468.90.[3] In the individual 10m Platform, García came the 7th with a score of 521.65.[4]

He won two gold medals in both the individual and synchronized 10m Platform in the 2011 Pan-American Games. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London García won the silver medal in the synchronized 10 metre platform diving, with his partner Germán Sánchez.[5] At the 2015 Pan American Games, he retained the gold medal in the individual 10m platform back to back. In Rio 2016 he finished 10th on the individual platform.[6]

Technical Features[edit]

Iván García is a talented diver who can dive the most difficult dives all over the world. He has mastered a series of the most difficult dives since 2012. The dives which he uses now in the competition and their difficult degrees are respectively Forward 4½ Somersaults-Tuck 109C(3.7), Back 3½ Somersaults-Tuck 207C(3.3), Reverse 3½ Somersaults-Tuck 307C(3.4), Inward 4½ Somersaults-Tuck 409C(4.1), Forward 2½ Somersaults 3 Twists-Pike 5156B(3.8) and Armstand Back 2 Soms 2½ Twists-Free 6245D(3.6).[7] The total difficult degrees of his dives are amazing 21.9, which is the world's greatest! Iván García is able to dive either the most difficult dive or the second most difficult dive in each of the six diving groups(forward, backward, reverse, inward, twisting and armstand groups). Among these dives,409C is the most difficult dive being used all over the world currently.[8] In 2012 London Olympic Games, Iván García finished his difficult dives with his partner Germán Sánchez to an almost perfect extent, which awarded them a silver Olympic medal-the best performance of Mexicans in synchronized diving. However, due to the quite difficult dives, he cannot perform perfectly all the time. It is common for him to perform unsteadily.

Competitive history[edit]

Iván García has turned to be a professional diver in 2009 in the FINA World Aquatics Championships. From then on, representing Mexico, he has been competing for FINA World Junior Diving Championships,[9] FINA World Aquatics Championships, Youth Olympic Games, Olympic Games, FINA Diving World Cup, FINA Diving World Series,[10] Pan American Games and Central American and Caribbean Games. He has won many medals of those competitions from 2010.[11] He is an Olympic silver medalist in 2012 and a bronze medalist in YOG(Youth Olympic Games) in 2010. In the FINA Diving World Cup in 2014, he won his first medal in the individual 10m Platform in a world-class competition.[12] What's more, he has won two gold medals in the Pan American Games in 2011, two gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010 and 2014.

Competition 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Olympic Games, 10 m 7th 10th
Olympic Games, 10 m (synchro) 2nd@ 5th@
Pan American Games, 10 m 1st 1st
Pan American Games, 10 m (synchro) 1st@ 4th?
Central American and Caribbean Games, 10 m 1st
Central American and Caribbean Games, 10 m (synchro) 1st@
Summer Youth Olympics, 10 m 3rd
Summer Youth Olympics, 3 m 11th
Summer Universiade, 10 m 5th
Summer Universiade, 10 m (synchro) 3rd@
Summer Universiade, team (men) 3rd
FINA World Championships, 10 m 7th 5th 4th
FINA World Championships, 10 m (synchro) 8th@ 7th@ 4th@ 2nd@
FINA World Championships, Mixed Team Event 6th*
FINA World Junior Diving Championships, Group B, 10 m 5th
FINA World Junior Diving Championships, Group A, 10 m 10th
FINA Diving World Cup, 10 m 3rd 9th
FINA Diving World Cup, 10 m (synchro) 7th@ 2nd@ 5th@ 12th@
FINA Diving World Series, Overall Ranking, 10 m 10th 2nd 10th 5th 14th
FINA Diving World Series, Overall Ranking, 10 m (synchro) 4th@ 3rd@ 7th@ 3rd@# 3rd@ 3rd@ 7th@
FINA Diving Grand Prix, Overall Ranking, 10 m (synchro)% 3rd@ 2nd@
FINA Diving World Series, Qingdao, China, 10 m (synchro) 4th@
FINA Diving World Series, Beijing, China, 10 m 8th 5th 8th
FINA Diving World Series, Beijing, China, 10 m (synchro) 4th@ 6th@ 3rd# 3rd@
FINA Diving World Series, Dubai, UAE, 10 m 8th 5th 4th
FINA Diving World Series, Dubai, UAE, 10 m (synchro) 7th@ 4th# 2nd@
FINA Diving World Series, Moscow, RUS, 10 m 5th
FINA Diving World Series, Moscow, RUS, 10 m (synchro) 1st@
FINA Diving World Series, Kazan, RUS, 10 m 8th 9th
FINA Diving World Series, Kazan, RUS, 10 m (synchro) 2nd@ 6th@
FINA Diving World Series, Sheiffield, GBR, 10 m (synchro) 4th@
FINA Diving World Series, Edinburgh, GBR, 10 m 3rd
FINA Diving World Series, Edinburgh, GBR, 10 m (synchro) 3rd@
FINA Diving World Series, London, GBR, 10 m 10th 4th
FINA Diving World Series, London, GBR, 10 m (synchro) 4th@ 3rd@
FINA Diving World Series, Veracruz, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 5th@
FINA Diving World Series, Veracruz, MEX, 10 m (synchro)§ 2nd@
FINA Diving World Series, Guanajuato, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 1st@
FINA Diving World Series, Tijuana, MEX, 10 m 8th
FINA Diving World Series, Tijuana, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 2nd@
FINA Diving World Series, Guadalajara, MEX, 10 m 2nd
FINA Diving World Series, Guadalajara, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 1st@
FINA Diving World Series, Guadalajara, MEX, 10 m 3rd
FINA Diving World Series, Guadalajara, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 1st@
FINA Diving World Series, Monterrey, MEX, 10 m 4th
FINA Diving World Series, Monterrey, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 2nd@
FINA Diving World Series, Mérida, MEX, 10 m 2nd
FINA Diving World Series, Mérida, MEX, 10 m (synchro) 1st@
FINA Diving World Series, Windsor, CAN, 10 m 8th 8th 8th
FINA Diving World Series, Windsor, CAN, 10 m (synchro) 3rd@ 5th@

@with Germán Sánchez
#with Zuñiga Adan

?with Jonathan Ruvalcaba
*with Arantxa Chávez
§Veracruz, MEX held two legs of 2010 FINA Diving World Series.
Guadalajara, MEX held two legs of 2013 FINA Diving World Series.
% With different pairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diver Profile: Ivan Garcia". divemeets.com. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Athlete Overview: Ivan Garcia Navarro". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "LONDON 2012 DIVING,SYNCHRONIZED DIVING 10M PLATFORM MEN-FINAL". Official website of the Olympic Movement. July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "LONDON 2012 DIVING,10M PLATFORM MEN-FINAL". Official website of the Olympic Movement. August 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Booth, Robert (11 August 2012). "Tom Daley bounces back to reach Olympic Games individual diving final". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "¡México es plata en clavados!". Sportspedia México. Sportspedia México. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "FINA/NVC DIVING WORLD SERIES 2015-Beijing, CHN". March 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ "DIVING RULES" (PDF). Official website of FINA. FINA. 17 February 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Aachen 2008 - Boys 10M RESULTS (ARCHIVES)". Official website of FINA. FINA. 15 Oct 2012. 
  10. ^ "HistoFINA-DIVING MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). Official website of FINA. FINA. 31 January 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "HistoFINA-DIVING MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). Official website of FINA. FINA. 31 January 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "19th FINA Diving World Cup 2014 - Shanghai (CHN)-RESULTS". Official website of FINA. FINA. 25 Jul 2014.