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Toth is Tokyo Bound!

07.01.21, Toronto, ON - Boardworks' Celina Toth punched her ticket to Tokyo today winning the Women's 10 metre event at the Canadian Diving Trials in Toronto.  The 28 year old Toth, had a spectacular semi-final round, scoring 351.05,  which gave her a significant lead over the field as they headed in the finals Thursday afternoon.  That lead helped her win the trials and earn a spot on the 2021 Tokyo Olympic team.

This will be the third time a Boardworks diver will represent Canada at the Olympic Games.  Riley McCormick was only 16 when he competed in the Men's 10 metre platform event in 2008 in Beijing and finished an impressive 11th in the same event in 2012 in London.  This will be Toth's first Olympic Games.

The Women's 10 metre Olympic preliminaries will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd at 11pm PST  

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Diving Plongeon Canada to Host Virtual Junior National Qualification Events

04.29.21, Victoria, BC - Canada's best Junior divers will be competing nationally for the first time in over a year at Diving Plongeon Canada's first Virtual Junior National qualifying competition this weekend.  Divers competed at their home pools last week and videotaped their dives to submit to DPC.  On Friday, April 30 through to Sunday, May 2 these events will be streamed and judged live by a panel of DPC officials.  Boardworks divers Nikos Tzanetakis (D2), Jackson Congdon (C2), Mackenzie Lu (B), Keira Lu (B), Renee Batalla (B), Kayden Hayes (A), Eva Johns (A) and Ben Smyth (A) will all compete to obtain their qualifying scores for the Virtual National Championships in June.  To watch the events live, visit www.integratedsports.net

Lu & Batalla Land on National Podium  
07.22.19, Regina, SK - Keira Lu and Renee Batalla wrapped up the 2019 Speedo Junior Development Nationals with medals in all three of the Girls Group C (12-13) events this past weekend in Regina.  Lu, a 3 time national medallist and 2017 Pan Am Junior Championship medallist, added two more medals to her collection with a silver in the Girls C 1 metre and bronze in the Girls C 3 metre event.  She narrowly missed out on a 3rd medal placing 4th in the platform event.  Renee Batalla won her first national medal in the platform event, missing gold by 2 points.  But her second place finish earned her a place on the Canadian National Team competing in Santiago, Chile at the 2019 Pan Am Junior Championships in August.


Hattie Narrowly Misses Podium in Bolzano
06.16.19, Bolzano, ITA - One costly mistake may have left Bryden Hattie of Victoria off the podium on Sunday as he placed fourth on men’s 10-m tower to conclude the fifth stop on the FINA Grand Prix diving circuit.

China was 1-2 with Song Yuan first with 387.30 points and Ling Yang second at 384.20. Riccardo Giovannini of Italy took the bronze with 367.40 followed by Hattie at 352.15.

‘’I managed to do all my dives really well except one,’’ said Hattie. ‘’My inward three and a half gave me trouble and if I had done it as well as I usually can, I think I could have won a medal. It was a great learning experience.’’

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Paul Claims Silver In Dresden 
4.27.19, Dresden, GER - Boardworks' Carson Paul won the  silver medal at the Dresden International Youth Meet today.  Paul, who had to pull out of the platform event earlier in the week due to injury, averaged 7's on each of his dives to place second to Matteo Cafiero of Italy.  This was the 6th medal of the competition for Canada.