DIVING CANADA ANNOUNCES TEAM THAT WILL COMPETE AT MADRID FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX
Diving Plongeon Canada – Ottawa – Diving Canada is pleased to announce the team that will represent Canada at the fourth FINA Grand Prix of the season, to be held July 13th to 15th in Madrid, Spain.
Divers named to Team Canada:
|NAME & AGE||HOMETOWN||EVENT||DATE|
|Peter Thach Mai, 20||Montreal, QC||3-metre||July 14|
|Ashley McCool, 19||Calgary, AB||3-metre||July 13|
|Gabriel Corriveau, 19||Terrebone, QC||10-metre||July 13|
|Elaena Dick, 19||Edmonton, AB||10-metre||Prelims: July 14
Final: July 15
|Ethan Pitman, 21||Edmonton, AB||10-metre||July 13|
This will be the 10th time Peter Thach Mai represents Canada at a FINA Grand Prix event since 2016. He finished seventh in Bolzano last weekend. For her part, Ashley McCool cracked top-5 at her first individual Grand Prix event in Bolzano last weekend, posting her best score in the final.
At his very first FINA Grand Prix competition in Rostock, Gabriel Corriveau placed 14th at 10m. In 2016, he participated in the Junior World Championships in Russia with his younger brother Alexandre, a highlight of his young career.
Elena Dick began her international career in 2015 at the PanAm Junior Championships in Cuba, making quite the name for herself by winning three medals, including one gold. Madrid will be her 6th FINA Grand Prix event, where she will attempt to better her best result to date, a 6thplace finish.
Ethan Pitman is still the only Canadian diver to win 4 gold medals at a single Junior National Championship. Pitman won bronze with partner Laurent Paradis-Gosselin at 10-metre synchro at the FINA Grand Prix in Calgary this past May.
Aaron Driver (Montréal, QC) and Gilles Emptoz-Lacote will be coaching the Canadian team in Madrid.
About the 2018 FINA Diving Grand Prix
Each year, the FINA Diving Grand Prix invites top divers from around the world to compete for medals and world ranking points in a circuit of four-day meets. The intent is to provide the international diving elite with a high-level competition that takes place in countries or locations that have a strong tradition in the sport. The Grand Prix competition program includes women’s and men’s 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro.
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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