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.’’
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.
Toth Victorious in 2019 Season Opener
02/15.19, Rostock, GER - Celina Toth started her 2019 diving season off with a bang winning the Women's 10 metre platform event at the 2019 Rostock Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany today. This is Toth's first individual international gold medal and is thrilled with the result.
"It's a great way to start the international season." said Toth, third after the preliminaries and first after the semi-finals. "What was most important for me is that I knew there was an opportunity to win here and I was able to keep my focus throughout the competition. That's been hard for me to do in the past."