Imbeau-Dulac wins first national title in four years
Diving – TORONTO – François Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., hopes he got the monkey off his back on Friday with a victory on men’s three-metre at the Summer Nationals and world championship trials diving competition.
Imbeau-Dulac earned his first summer or winter Canadian crown since 2013 tabulating 444.15 points. Peter Thach Mai of Montreal, who upset Imbeau-Dulac for gold at the Winter Nationals in February, followed at 407.10 and Cam McLean of Winnipeg was third at 403.20.
‘’The Canadian championships are always incredibly stressful for me,’’ said Imbeau-Dulac, who had a world championship team spot locked up based on his recent international performances.
‘’I don’t feel in my element at nationals so I feel very proud that I was able to come here and do six dives in the final without any big mistakes. I feel there are a lot of expectations for me (to win) at nationals at that’s what makes me nervous.’’
Imbeau-Dulac is coming off a silver medal performance on three-metre at a FINA Grand Prix this past weekend in Madrid. It was his first career medal on the circuit. He added a gold with Thach Mai on three-metre synchro.
On women’s one-metre, Elaena Dick of Edmonton won the gold medal with Ashley McCool of Calgary second and Aimee Harrison of Winnipeg third.
Competition continues through to Sunday at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
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