5 decembre 2016
Canadian divers near podium at FINA World Junior Championships
Diving Canada – KAZAN, Russia – Olivia Chamandy of Montreal nearly won her second medal at the FINA World Junior Championships in diving on Friday as she and Mia Vallée of Beaconsfield, Que., were fourth on women’s three-metre synchro.
Lingrui Liu and Chen Huiling of China were the winners with 296.70 points. Jayah Mathews and Georgia Sheehan of Australia followed for silver at 286.50 and Ekaterina Nekrasova and Tatiana Stepanova of Russia were third at 279.48.
Chamandy and Vallée totalled 275.25.
‘’We feel happy and disappointed about the result,’’ said Chamandy, a bronze medallist Wednesday on one-metre. ‘’Our first dive was not as good as usual but we were able to get back up and do our other dives pretty much better than ever. So missing the podium by four points because of our first dive is disappointing.’’
Vallée said the pair showed a lot of poise in the competition.
‘’We were able to stay composed throughout the competition,’’ she said.
On boys 14-15 platform, Yang Ling of China took the gold, Willars Randal of Mexico was second and Rusian Ternovoy of Russia third.
Bryden Hattie of Victoria took ninth place. Rylan Wiens of Saskatoon was 16th.
‘’To make it to a final at junior worlds makes me feel proud and very happy,’’ said Hattie. ‘’That was my main goal here. I felt that I was very strong and confident during the event.’’
Peter Thach Mai of Montreal and Gabriel Corriveau of were 15th and 22nd in the 16-18 age group men’s one-metre.
Competition continues through to Sunday.