Mission Viejo: Elaena Dick takes sixth at FINA Grand Prix
Elaena Dick of Edmonton had a self-admitted subpar performance and placed sixth on women’s 10-m tower on Sunday at a FINA Grand Prix diving competition.
Melissa Wu of Australia took the gold with 355.80, Amy Magana of the U.S. was second at 316.80 and Noemie Batki of Italy third at 301.40. Dick scored 224.50 more than 30 points lower than her score in the semifinal on Friday.
‘’It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly went wrong today,’’ said Dick, 20. ‘’I was very excited about being able to compete in the final and I guess I was just a little too excited and wasn’t able to focus properly. Still, it was a good experience and I’m glad I got the opportunity.’’
Dick says she is focusing on fine-tuning her diving this season and not worrying about results or making teams.
‘’I’ve made a change to my twisting dive and that’s the biggest difference from last year,’’ she said. ‘’I really want to focus on my technique especially with my entries. I’ve received some great tips from our coaches here. So by the end of the season, I just want to see those dives more polished.’’
Canada had two sixth-place finishes this weekend. On Saturday, Nathan Zsombor-Murray of Pointe-Claire, QC, was sixth on men’s tower.
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