Australian mixed duet wins gold in 3m synchro springboard in Kazan

Australian mixed duet wins gold in 3m synchro springboard in Kazan

May 12, 2019 - 21:43
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The 3m synchro springboard performance of mixed duets concluded the programme of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series. Domonic Bedggood and Maddison Keeney from Australia won the competition (318.12 points).

“We are together but for a few sessions only, as in the previous stops of the Diving World Series I teamed another diver”, related Domonic Bedggood. “We haven’t done much preparations with my new partner. Our collaboration has not been great, and we shall work more together if we are going to dive mixed synchro together for our nation”, the athletes noted. “The weather is unexpectedly hot and sunny here, just as it is in Australia”, they added.

Tai Xiaohu and ChenYiwen ranked second (313.26 points). “This silver medal is a very important achievement for us, - said Tai Xiaohu. – We hope we will be able to improve our overall in London in a week. I think, we will have the same opponents, who are very strong, standing as a very good challenge”.

Thomas Daley teaming Reid Grace for Great Britain won bronze (304.14 points). “Three weeks ago we performed together in the previous leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series. That was our last time collaboration. We have been training together not for long. Our technique is similar, so we have been training mainly separately”, Thomas noted. “We are focused on platform diving when training. 5 hours per day during 6 days a week – that is the typical schedule of a British athlete. It’s quite a lot. Such schedule is energy-sapping. I have a son, I leave everything related to diving in a swimming pool and spend time with my son, when I come home”, he added. 

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