Dresden: medal count goes up to six!
Victor Povzner of Maple, Ont., and Joshua Inglis of London, Ont., won the gold medal Saturday on men’s three-metre synchro at the Dresden International junior diving competition.
It was the second gold medal for both divers. Inglis won the one-metre Friday and Povzner the individual three-metre Thursday. Povzner was also second on one-metre.
On Saturday, the Canadians totalled 289.71 points edging second-place finishers Grigory Ivanov and Gennadii Vagin of Russia with 288.45. There were 13 entries.
Povzner and Inglis took the gold thanks to strong scores on their compulsory dives in the first two rounds. For the last three optionals, they were particularly well marked for their synchronization.
In the men’s platform, Carson Paul of Victoria added a silver with 414.30 points. The event was won by Matteo Cafiero of Italy at 432.85. Benjamin Tessier of Blainville, Que., took the fourth spot just 5.20 points from a podium finish.
Both Canadians averaged 7.0’s from the judges in the final but their degree of difficulty just wasn’t as high as the Italian.
Marie-Laurence Forest of Quebec City tied for a fourth place finish on women’s three-metre with 329.90 points. DeSharne Bent-Ashmeil of Britain won the gold with 367.80.
Canada has six medals so far with three gold and three silver.
Competition ends Sunday.
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