Canadian divers put silver polish on strong Games performances
Diving – TAIPEI – Canada won the silver medal in the team event with Celina Toth of St. Thomas, Ont., and Tyler Henschel of Edmonton on Sunday to conclude the diving competition at the World University Games.
It was the second medal of the Games for Toth, a student at the University of Victoria. She also won bronze on 10-m tower. They were Canada’s two diving medals at the Games.
Ukraine won the gold Sunday with 398.90 points, followed by the Canadians at 362.80 and Germany in third at 353.15.
In the team event, the competitors do a combination of individual dives on 3-m and 10-m for a total of six dives total. Toth and Henschel were fifth heading into the last round of dives.
‘’We had no idea where we were going to place,’’ said Henschel, a student at Texas A&M, who nailed his final armstand dive for the team’s best score of the day with 76.80 points. ‘’It was quite a dramatic final. We were the second of 10 groups so it was long wait to see where we would finish.’’
Toth admitted she didn’t expect to leave the Games with two medals.
‘’I’m really happy,’’ she said. ‘’The team event is really different. We really didn’t know what to expect.’’
It was Henschel’s second event of the day. He had placed ninth earlier in the individual 10-m.
‘’I was pretty sore and tired already after yesterday’s (Saturday) prelims and semis,’’ he said. ‘’But I managed my time well in between the events and just said to myself I wasn’t going to let the pain get the best of me for the team event.’’
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