Nathan Zsombor-Murray started diving at the age five, when he decided to try diving lessons at a summer pool on weekends. He was executing flips off his father’s shoulder when the local diving coach noticed him and asked him if he wanted to take lessons.
In a short period of time and despite and initial fear of heights, Zsombor-Murray has accomplished competing at a FINA World Championships at age 14 and winning a gold medal at his first FINA Diving World Series event with mixed synchro partner Meghan Benfeito.
More recently, he won a silver medal alongside Olympian Vincent Riendeau at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima and the 2019 FINA Diving Grand Prix in Calgary in their first season together. Riendeau is also from Pointe-Claire and they have known each other since they were kids.
On top of those impressive accomplishments, he also obtained a personal and national record in the Boys B (14-15 age group) 10 metre event at the 2018 Speedo Junior Elite Nationals with a score of 514.84.
At the 2020 Winter National Championships, Zsombor-Murray posted the highest-scoring dive in Canadian history with 111 points on his front four and a half tuck. He received straight 10’s on the dive which has a whopping 3.7 degree of difficulty.
While the 2020 season has been difficult, especially with the postponement of the FINA World Cup, Zsombor-Murray was pleased to get some valuable training time despite all the uncertainties.
Gold medal at 2018 FINA Diving World Series Montreal with Benfeito
Personal and national record at 2018 Speedo Jr. Elite National Championships
Competing at the FINA World Championships at age 14 alongside synchro partner Benfeito