EARNS OLYMPIC BERTH FOR CANADA
February 21, 2016 - Boardworks' Celina Toth helped Canada
earn a second Olympic qualifying spot in the Women's 10 metre platform
event at the Fina Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today,
placing 12th in her fist World Cup final. Toth, who needed to
place top 18 to secure the spot, finished 16th after the preliminary
round and then stunned the field in the semi-final round placing 4th
overall. A 12th place overall finish exceed the expectations that
Toth and Boardworks Head Coach Tommy McLeod had for her going into this
"We are thrilled with Celina's result in Rio," said McLeod. "It shows
that she can compete with the best in the world."
Toth's next competition is the Canada Cup Grand Prix in
Gatineau, Quebec in April.
FAMINOFF & GROVER WIN INTERNATIONAL BRONZE
October 2015 - Boardworks divers Aidan Faminoff and Ryan
Grover won their first international medal in the boys 3 metre synchro
event at the 2015 Pan Am Junior Diving Championships in Matanzas, Cuba.
Faminoff, 17 and Grover, 17 teamed up to place 3rd behind the United
States and Mexico in a very close competition.
"The boys did an outstanding job and were, by far, the most closely
matched synchro team in the competition. They just missed one dive
slightly in the 3rd round, but overall they had a very solid
performance." said Boardworks coach and Team Canada coach Lisa Boog.
Faminoff and Grover's bronze medal contributed to Canads' best ever
showing at the Junior Pan Am Championships with Canada bringing home a
total of 27 medals, 5 gold, 11 silver & 11 bronze).