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Diving Plongeon Canada  – Ottawa, November 23rd 2016 – A core of promising Canadian divers are making their way to Kazan, Russia, to compete at the 2016 FINA World Junior Diving Championships. Fourteen athletes and six coaches have been nominated to represent the country at this prestigious event taking place from November 29th to December 4th, 2016. Canadian divers earned their qualification by placing top-two in their respective events at the 2016 Speedo Junior National Championships, which took place in Winnipeg (MB) this past summer.

After months of hard work and a recent high-performance training camp at the National Sport Institute in Montreal, the Canadian Junior team is ready to battle the world’s top young divers across thirteen events. Aged 14 to 18 years old, many team members already posses experience on the international scene. A total of 200 athletes from 30 countries will attend these championships.

In Kazan, the team will be supported by a very talented group of coaches including: Mary Carroll(Saskatoon, SK), Gilles Emptoz-Lacote (Toronto, ON), Stéphane Lapointe (Montreal, QC),Yihua Li (Pointe-Claire, QC), Tommy Macleod (Victoria, BC) and Charlie Tu (Calgary, AB). Canadian officials Claire Marentette (Saskatoon, SK) and Gordon Peterson (London, ON) are also travelling to Russia and have been appointed to judge.

Canadian World Junior Team Roster:
 
Boys A (16-18) :
 
GABRIEL CORRIVEAU | 18, Terrebonne (QC) | 1m, tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – silver on 1m and tower (A)
  • 2016 Summer Senior Nationals – 8th on 10m

ALEXANDRE CORRIVEAU | 16, Terrebonne (QC) | tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on 10m
  • 2016 Pam Am Junior Championships – silver on tower (B)

RYAN GROVER | 18, Victoria (BC) | 3m

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – silver on 3m (A)
  • 2015 Pan Am Junior Championships – bronze on 3m synchro

PETER THACH MAI | 18, Montreal (QC) | 1m, 3m

  • 2016 Summer Senior Nationals – silver on 3m
  • 2016 FINA Grand Prix – 4th on 3m 

 
Boys B (14-15):
 
BRYDEN HATTIE | 15, Victoria (BC) | 1m, 3m, tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on 1m, silver on 3m and tower (B)
  • 2016 International Youth Diving Meet – bronze on tower (B)

VICTOR POVZNER | 15, Maple (ON) | 1m, 3m

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on 3m, silver on 1m (B)
  • 2016 International Youth Diving Meet – silver on 1m (B)

RYLAN WIENS | 14, Saskatoon (SK) | tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on tower (B)

 
Girls A (16-18) :
 
OLIVIA CHAMANDY | 16, Montreal (QC) | 1m, tower, 3m synchro

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on 1m and tower (A)
  • 2015 Pan Am Junior Championships – silver on 1m and tower (A)

ELAENA DICK | 17, Edmonton (AB) | 1m, 3m

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – silver on 3m (A)
  • 2015 Pan Am Junior Championships – silver on 1m (A)

MOLLY CARLSON | 18, Toronto (ON) | 3m

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold 3m (A)
  • 2015 Pan Am Junior Championships – gold on 3m (A)

TEREZA VITHOULKAS | 16, Montreal (QC) | tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – silver on tower (A)
  • 2015 International CAMO Invitation – gold on tower

 
Girls B (14-15) :
 
ERIN FIELD | 14, Pointe-Claire (QC) | tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – silver on tower (B)
  • 2016 International Youth Diving Meet – gold on tower (B)

MIA VALLÉE | 15, Beaconsfield (QC) | 1m, 3m, 3m synchro

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on 3m (B)
  • 2016 FINA Grand Prix – bronze on 3m and 3m synchro

MARGO ERLAM | 14, Calgary (AB) 1m, 3m, tower

  • 2016 Junior Nationals – gold on 10m, silver on 3m (B)
  • 2015 Pan Am Junior Championships – gold on 3m (C)

For more details about the competition, please visit www.fina.org

About Diving Plongeon Canada

Diving Plongeon Canada (DPC) was established in 1967 as a not-for-profit organization to promote the growth and awareness of the sport in this country. As a member of FINA, the world’s governing body of aquatic sports, DPC contributes to the development of globally accepted standards of excellence in diving and supports the rules and regulations of international competition. Representing nine provincial diving associations, 67 local diving clubs and close to 4,000 high performance athletes, DPC shares a national commitment to advance the art and sport of diving and to position Canada as the number one diving nation of the world. 

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For more information:

Maelle Dancause
Manager, Public Relations
Diving Plongeon Canada 
Cell: 514-475-4540
maelle@diving.ca