Canadian diver keeps her McCool to reach World University Games final
Diving Canada – TAIPEI – Ashley McCool of Cochrane, Alta., rebounded from a rough preliminary round to advance to the final on women’s three-metre on Friday in diving action at the World University Games.
The Arizona State student was 16th after the morning preliminaries with 255.70 points. The top-18 advanced. She rocketed to eighth in the afternoon semis with 267.85. The top-12 advanced to Saturday’s final.
‘’I didn’t see any of the nervousness that she had in the prelims in the semifinal,’’ said Canadian diving coach Charlie Tu. ‘’She came back in the semi and didn’t miss anything. She just kept fighting to make sure she would make the final.’’
Tu added that McCool was at her first major international competition at the senior level. ‘’One of her strengths is she learns very fast in competition,’’ he said. ‘’You can see she didn’t make the same mistakes again.’’
Elaena Dick of Edmonton, coming off a fourth on tower on Wednesday, was 25th in the prelims.
Also on the schedule for Saturday is the men’s 10-metre tower. Tyler Hentschel of Edmonton is the Canadian entry.
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