BRASSET & GROVER QUALIFY FOR WORLD JUNIOR DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN RUSSIA
Victoria - August 10, 2014. Boardworks divers
Isaiah Brasset and Ryan Grover were named to the Junior National team
that will represent Canada at the upcoming 2014 Fina World Junior Diving
Championships, September 9 - 14 in Penza, Russia.
Victoria native Brasset (15), earned his spot after claiming the
national title in the Boys 14-15 platform event at the 2014 Speedo
Junior Elite Diving Championships in Victoria this past weekend.
It was Brasset's first win at the Junior Nationals and Russia will be
his first Junior International competition.
"After my prelim, I felt
like I didn't do very well, and coming out of it I had a lot of doubt."
he said. "But for the finals I just decided to go for it, went strong on
all my dives and got a great result."
Grover (16), who moved to Victoria from Toronto last September to train
with Boardworks, placed 2nd in the Boy's 16-18 1-metre event Saturday to
gain his spot on the team. He had to wait until the last event
Sunday (Boy's 10 metre) to learn he would also be representing Canada in
the 3-metre event in Russia. He placed 4th in that event Friday.
Also joining Brasset and Grover in Russia will be Boardworks Head Coach
and two-time Olympic coach, Tommy McLeod.
For complete Junior Elite National results, please click