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
Fina Diving World Cup to Finalize Olympic Spots
04.29.21, Tokyo, JPN - After many months of uncertainty, difficulties to train, challenges to travel and a global sanitary situation that is far from being stable, the Olympic Games were never so close for the Aquatics family. This week, from May 1-6, the world best divers will gather in Tokyo for the Diving World Cup, a qualification and test event for the Games, to be held in the Tatsumi Aquatics Centre of the Japanese capital. The national delegations have arrived in Tokyo and 225 athletes from 46 member federations will try their best to finally get their “ticket” for the Olympic rendezvous, scheduled from July 23-August 8, 2021. For more information and live results visit www.fina.org
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."