2021 FINA World Cup Day 6
Thomas Ciprick finished 16th in the semifinals of the men’s 3m springboard event on Thursday at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo. The 18-year-old had a cumulative score of 358.35.
With his 16th place finish, Ciprick (Baie D’Urfé, QC) keeps Canada in the running to unlock an Olympic spot in the men’s 3m individual event. Diving Plongeon Canada will learn if they receive a spot after other federations confirm their rosters to FINA. The remaining spots will be distributed by FINA based on the 2021 World Cup results.
The FINA Diving World Cup was the final qualification and test event for the Olympic Games. Eight finals were held at the World Cup: 3m and 10m platform individual and synchro for men and women. The Tatsumi Aquatics Centre in Tokyo played host to 225 athletes from 46 countries.
Canada won five medals at the World Cup highlighted by Caeli McKay and Meaghan Benfeito’s gold in the women’s 10m synchro event which secured a spot for the Olympics. Canada finished the event with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Up next for Canada’s top divers is the virtual FINA Diving Grand Prix (May 27-30).
Germany’s Martin Wolfram won gold while James Heatly of Great Britain took silver and Alexis Jandard of France finished third in the final of the men’s 3m springboard event on Thursday.
The FINA Diving World Cup was organized under strict sanitary and health conditions and without spectators in the stands. For each event, up to 18 places were at stake, while each synchronized competition selected four teams (out of the total eight that will dive at the Games).
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 in the world. For information, visit www.diving.ca.
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