Peter Thach Mai places 17th on one-metre at World University Games
Diving – TAIPEI – Peter Thach Mai of Montreal placed 17th on men’s one-metre on Monday at the World University Games.
Yeongnam Kim of South Korea won the gold medal with 453.00 points, Briadam Herrera of the U.S. was second at 449.25 and Evgenii Kuznetsov of Russia was third at 434.20.
The 19-year-old Thach Mai, a student at College Ahuntsic in Montreal, delivered a consistent performance earning between 6.0 and 7.5 on his six dives. His inward dive in the last round was the fourth best of that round.
‘’I’m satisfied with my performance,’’ said Thach Mai, a Canada Games and national junior champion this season. ‘’Even though I didn’t reach my goal of making the semifinals, it was great experience to compete against such strong divers.’’
Thach Mai competes on three-metre, his best event, on Wednesday.
Canada has a five-member diving team in Tapei. Along with Thach Mai there are Ashley McCool of Calgary (University of Arizona), Elaena Dick of Edmonton (University of Toronto) and Celina Toth of St. Thomas, Ont., (University of Victoria) for the women. For the men, Tyler Henschel of Edmonton (Texas A&M) is the other diver.
Toth and Dick compete on Tuesday on women’s 10-m tower.
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