FINA Diving World Cup – Day 3
Nathan Zsombor-Murray and Rylan Wiens advanced to the final in the men’s 10m platform event on Monday at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo. On the women’s side, Jennifer Abel is through to the final in the 3m springboard event.
The FINA Diving World Cup is the final qualification and test event for the Olympic Games. Eight finals are scheduled at the World Cup: 3m and 10m platform individual and synchro for men and women. The Tatsumi Aquatics Centre in Tokyo will host 225 athletes from 46 countries, from May 1-6, 2021.
Zsombor-Murray (Pointe-Claire, QC) was 12th following the preliminary round of the men’s 10m platform event after scoring 415.85 and improved to third in the semifinals with a score of 477.00.
“I think that’s the best I’ve dove in a while,” Zsombor-Murray said. “I believe that’s a personal best. We set out to open a spot for Canada and we managed to go above and beyond that and qualify for the final. It’s the first international competition we’ve had in over a year so I think we’re both pretty happy.”
Wiens (Saskatoon, SK) scored 424.70 and was ninth after the preliminary round. He finished with a cumulative score of 419.85 in the semifinals – good for 10th spot.
“I started off really strong. I was super happy with my first dive and then I kind of fell off the rails a little bit,” said Wiens. “At the end of the day, I did what I needed to do to make the final.”
In the women’s 3m springboard event, Abel (Laval, QC) was fourth after the preliminary round with a score of 317.10. She moved up into third following a score of 335.40 in the semifinals.
Pamela Ware (Montreal, QC) failed to advance to the semifinals after finishing 21st in the preliminary round with a score of 269.30.
“I think that was my worst competition I have ever done,” said Ware. “But you learn from your mistakes and this morning was a big mistake. I’m going to go back to training and fix what I did wrong.”
The FINA Diving World Cup is organized under strict sanitary and health conditions and without spectators on the stands. For each individual event, up to 18 places are at stake, while each synchronized competition will select four teams (out of the total eight that will dive at the Games).
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