Ottawa’s McKay top Canadian at international diving competition

April 21, 2017

Diving - DRESDEN, Germany – Henry McKay of Ottawa was the top Canadian Thursday at the Dresden International diving competition placing seventh on men’s three-metre in the 16-18 age group.

Jonathan Suckow of Switzerland won the gold medal with 572.10 points, Lou Massenberg of Germany was second at 546.55 and Patrick Kreisel of Germany third at 542.60.

McKay was producing a strong performance until his fifth and final dive when he received only 4.0’s for his reverse two and half. On his first four dives he was averaging 7.0’s.

‘’Despite the mistake on the last dive, I was really happy with my final,’’ said McKay, 17. ‘’I was more consistent and a lot sharper. I’m competing at bigger competitions this year so my list is just going to get harder and harder.’’

Bryden Hattie of Victoria was 13th in the preliminaries missing a berth in the final by one spot.

On women’s platform in the 16-18 age group, Tereza Vithoulkas of Montreal and Aimee Wilson of Calgary were ninth and 10th in the final.

Simone Leathead of Montreal was 13th on the girls 14-15 one-metre preliminaries.

Competition continues through to Sunday.

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