Regina: Loic Tremblay returns to top form
Loic Tremblay of Quebec City returned to the top step of the podium on Thursday with a victory on the 12-13 age group boys’ platform to open the 2019 Speedo Junior Development Nationals diving competition.
Tremblay had a particularly strong showing on his compulsory dives and totalled 291.15 points for the victory. Emmitt Reesor of Kitchener, Ont., was second at 282.20 and Nigel Chambers of London, Ont., third at 270.30.
‘’My nationals last year didn’t go well so it’s nice to get the victory again,’’ said Tremblay, a double winner two seasons ago at the development nationals. ‘’I’m diving more from the 7.5-metre platform and my height on take-offs and my entries have really improved.’’
In the girls 12-13 three-metre, Megan Lupa of Burlington, Ont., took the title with a come from behind effort totalling 338.50 points. Jordane Legault of Blainville, Que., was second at 330.35 and Keira Lu of Victoria third at 311.20.
‘’I was able to rip my last three dives and that’s why I came first,’’ said Lupa. ‘’I knew the situation on the last dive and just thought about the corrections my coach and I had talked about for that dive.’’
In the 11 and under girls’ one-metre, Isa Koop of Edmonton was the winner with 222.35, Lila Stewart of Regina was second at 221.80 and Livia McKibbin of Quebec City third at 204.20.
Competition continues through to Sunday at the Lawson Aquatic Centre.
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