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Action Gets Underway on the Adriatic Coast

Athletes look on as Russian wildcard Igor Semashko leaps from the 27m platform.

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Master of the twist, Blake Aldridge, arrows towards the Adriatic waters.

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David Colturi prepares for his first competitive dive of the weekend.

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Cesilie Carlton splashes her way out of the sea and sits a lowly seventh in the overnight standings.

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Steven LoBue shelters in the shade to do some stretching. Could the American take his first victory of the season tomorrow?

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A wave for the crowd from wildcard Rhiannan Iffland...

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...then the hat-trick chasing rookie puts down another super dive to move into second place.

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Local hero Alessandro De Rose treats the crowd to some solid diving, and the Italian fires himself into sixth place as it stands.

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Fans get a good look at Artem Silchenko, but the Russian wasn't at his best on day one.

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Reigning women's champion Rachelle Simpson makes her way through the old town to the platform...

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...then launches herself from 21.5m, landing in fifth position overnight.

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Gary Hunt was not at his brilliant best on Saturday, and will need another storming comeback to grab his fourth win in a row.

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Andy Jones: "Warm water, warm weather, it’s fun. It’s where I belong, minus the sunburn!"

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American Jones is taking aim for his third podium in a row after moving beautifully into 3rd place.

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Kris Kolanus is the man they have to catch on Sunday, after some sensational day one diving.

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