Dresden: Benjamin Tessier, 9th on platform
On Sunday, Benjamin Tessier of Blainville, Que., was the only Canadian in action and he placed ninth on men’s one-metre in the 14-15 age group. Stefano Belotti of Italy won the gold medal Carlos Alexandru Taranu of Germany was second and Maxwell Miller of the U.S. third.
For the first time this week, Canada was kept off the medal podium on Sunday at the Dresden International junior diving competition to finish the event with six medals (three gold and three silver)
Victor Povzner of Maple, Ont., led the charge with three medals. He took gold on three-metre (Thursday) and three-metre synchro with Joshua Inglis of London, Ont., (Saturday) and was second to Inglis on one-metre (Friday).
”I’ve been to this meet for the past two seasons,” said Povzner. ”I find the levels here pretty high and the judging is tough. So it’s pleasing to be able to prove that I’m up at this level and can compete with these divers.”
The other two silver medals were earned by Paul Carson of Victoria on men’s platform (Saturday) and Tatiana Conn of Calgary (Thursday) on women’s one-metre.
”My goal at this competition was to work on my consistency,” said Conn. ”I want to perfect some of my dives for later this season especially on platform and learn a couple of new dives with a higher degree of difficulty.”
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