Photos: FINA Diving Grand Prix

It might be another three years until the next Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, but that doesn’t stop its hopefuls from competing in international events.

One took place in our backyard over the past four days: FINA’s Diving Grand Prix, which is one of six stops during the 2013 circuit, at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex adjacent to the Swimming Hall of Fame.

Below are photos from the perfect spring day:

Spectators look on as Jordan Windle and Zachary Cooper of USA dive in the Synchronized Men's Platform event. They finished seventh. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Spectators look on as Jordan Windle and Zachary Cooper of USA dive in the Synchronized Men’s Platform event. They finished seventh. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Sun Zhiyi of China prepares for a 3m springboard dive. He placed third. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Sun Zhiyi of China prepares for a 3m springboard dive. He placed third. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

He Chao of China dives off the 3m springboard. He took the gold. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

He Chao of China dives off the 3m springboard. He took the gold after executing his two most difficult dives last. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Sun Zhiyi of China goes completely horizontal during a 3m springboard dive. He placed third. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Sun Zhiyi of China goes completely horizontal during a 3m springboard dive. He placed third behind countryman He Chao and USA’s Troy Dumais. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

China's Huo Liang/Jian Yang (center) stand atop the podium after besting Germany's Patrick Hausding/Sascha Klein and Colombia's Juan Rios/Victor Ortega. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

China’s Huo Liang/Jian Yang stand atop the podium after besting Germany’s Patrick Hausding/Sascha Klein & Colombia’s Juan Rios/Victor Ortega. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Huo Liang and Jian Yang of China await a Synchronized Men's Platform dive. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Huo Liang and Jian Yang of China brace for a Synchronized Men’s Platform dive. They won the gold with 460.77 points. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Gold medalist David Boudia signs for a fan. He won the 10m platform at the 2012 London Olympics. He was runner-up in the FINA Grand Prix event. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Gold medalist David Boudia signs for a fan. He won the 10m platform at the 2012 London Olympics. He was runner-up in the FINA Grand Prix event. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

USA's Steele Johnson and Dashiell Enos enter the water on a dive. They placed fifth in Synchronized Men's Platform. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

USA’s Steele Johnson and Dashiell Enos enter the water on a dive. They placed fifth in Synchronized Men’s Platform. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

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