Gold and silver for Canada at international junior diving competition
Diving Canada – DRESDEN, Germany – Olivia Chamandy of Pointe-Claire, Que., won the gold medal on women’s three-metre and Victor Povzner of Vaughn, Ont., added silver on boys one-metre on Sunday to cap the Dresden International junior diving competition.
Chamandy’s marks from judges never went below 6.5 on her four dives in the final and she totalled 427.70. Ekaterina Nekrasova of Russia was second at 422.95 and Kayleigh Sinclair of Britain third at 409.35.
“Consistency is what got me the victory today,” said Chamandy, who’ll now focus on trying to qualify for the world junior team this summer. “Still I felt I could have done each dive a little bit better.”(Chamandy (centre) on podium)
On boys 14-15 one-metre, Leonard Bastioan of Germany was the winner at 400.35 with Povzner second at 389.65. The Canadian edged Adrian Abadia of Spain in third at 389.40. On Friday,Vaughn was 19th on three-metre.
“That was quite a comeback,” agreed Povzner, 14. “On three-metre a bad dive had a snowball effect. Today it was the reverse. I started well and gained confidence.”
Canada ended the competition with six medals (three gold and three bronze). On Thursday, Vallée won gold on one-metre while on Friday Erin Field took gold on 14-15 platform and Vallée and Chamandy were third on three-metre synchro. On Saturday, Bryden Hattie of Victoria added a bronze on boys 14-15 platform.
Full results: http://www.sportlicht.net/live/result.php?event_id=162
by Louis Daignault for Diving Canada