Ottawa’s Kate Miller completes golden sweep at 2016 Speedo Development Junior Nationals
Diving Canada – MONTREAL – Kate Miller of Ottawa broke a national age group record and won her third gold medal on Sunday with a victory on the 11 and under girls three-metre at the 2016 Speedo Development Junior Nationals Diving competition.
Miller, also the one-metre and platform winner this weekend, tabulated 307.75 points for gold despite balking on her opening dive. Jordane Legault of Blainville, Que., was second at 286.30 and Julianne Boisvert of Blainville third at 283.65.
‘’I was just able to forget about my mistake on the first dive,’’’ said Miller, who received a two-point deduction per judge for balking. ‘’I moved on to the second dive and continued to build from there.’’
In boys 12-13 platform, Thomas Ciprick of Calgary earned two perfect 10’s for his reverse dive en route to victory with 398.00, a national age group record. Nathan Zsombor-Murray of Pointe-Claire, Que., was second at 347.45 and Carson Paul of Victoria third at 342.95.
‘’The reverse is I dive I don’t hit very well in competition but it had been going well lately in practice,’’ said Ciprik. ‘’Getting the Canadian record is something I never really expected. I gained a lot of confidence by scoring well on my first two dives.’’
In the girls 12-13 platform, Tatiana Conn of Calgary notched her second gold with 325.40 with Romane Saito of Montreal second at 321.45 and Katelyn Fung of London, Ont., third at 314.45.
In the boys 11 and under one-metre, Olivier Gauthier of Montreal denied Benjamin Tessier of Blainville a golden sweep with the victory. Tessier was second and Tyler Rysman of Kitchener, Ont., third.
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