Santiago: 20 junior divers will represent Canada
Canada’s most talented junior divers, aged between 11 and 18-year-old, are set to compete at the 2019 UANA Pan American Junior Diving Championships.
Over 100 divers from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, Peru and Venezuela will be competing in 26 events. The championships are held every other year and feature competition on 1-metre, 3-metre and platform for boys and girls in four age groups: 11-and-under (D), 12-13 (C), 14-15 (B) and 16-18 (A). The last edition of the event was held in Victoria, British-Columbia.
The Canadian team in Santiago is made up of the top up and coming junior divers in the country. In order to qualify, they had to place in the top-two and meet a difficult point standard in their respective events at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships this summer.
The 20-member team consists of:
Margo Erlam (Saskatoon, SK), 1m and 3m A
Mélodie Leclerc (Montreal, QC) 1m, 3m and 3m synchro A
Thomas Ciprick (Baie d’Urfe, QC) 1m and 3m A
Cédric Fofana (Quebec City, QC) 3m A
Joshua Inglis (London, ON) 3m synchro A
Victor Povzner (Vaughan, ON) 1m and 3m synchro B
Tatiana Conn (Markham, ON) 3m, platform and platform synchro B
Katelyn Fung (London, ON) 1m, 3m, platform and platform synchro B
Marie-Laurence Forest (Quebec City, QC) 1m and 3m synchro B
Matt Cullen (Rosemère, QC) 3m, platform and platform synchro B
Benjamin Tessier (Blainville, QC) 1m, 3m, platform and platform synchro B
Jordane Legault (Saint-Eustache, QC) 1m, 3m and platform C
Megan Lupa (Beamsville, ON) 1m and 3m C
Renee Batalla (Victoria, BC) Platform C
Loic Tremblay (Quebec City, QC) 1m, 3m and platform C
Isa Koop (Edmonton, AB) 1m, 3m and platform D
Sara Lupa (Beamsville, ON) 3m D
Lila Stewart (Regina, SK) 1m and platform D
Dean Calfacacos (Pointe-Claire, QC) 1m, 3m and platform D
Arnaud Corbeil (Terrebonne, QC) 1m, 3m and platform D
Devon Butters (Montreal, QC), Gilles Emptoz-Lacote (Toronto, ON), Tatyana Siroch, Mary Lou Dupuis (Laval, QC) and Olivier Duchesneau (Quebec City, QC) will be coaching the team in Santiago.
The detailed event schedule, list of competitors and results are available online.
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