1m springboard and mixed synchro events wrapped up the competition programme of the Russian Diving Championships.
Ilya Molchanov and Kristina Ilyinykh won gold in 1m springboard diving at the Russian Diving Champioships. Molchanov got 358,35 points. Denis Klyukin took silver (356,15 points), Evgeny Novoselov won bronze (346,65 points).
“Of course, I am satisfied with the first prize. But I could have dived better. There is so much to be worked on. I really wanted to win. I have taken silver for three years in this event”.
“I have competed for the gold medal, but I am happy for Ilya Molchanov. Athletes in Russia are very strong. There are so many young divers. It’s challenging. Kazan is my favourite place: I like the atmosphere, audience, fantastic swimming pool”, said Novoselov.
Ilyinykh ranked first (260,15 points). Maria Polyakova took silver (258,56 points). Vitaliya Koroleva won bronze (251,80 points). “The first dive was not that good, but I fought to the finish and tried to show myself in the best light. I have become a champion of Russia in this event for the first time. It’s kind of new experience”, shared her emotions Ilyinykh.
Viktor Minibaev and Ekaterina Belyaeva had no rivals among mixed duets (329,22 points). Iuliia Timoshinina and Nikita Shleikher took silver (317,10 points). Igor Myalin and Elizaveta Kuzina won bronze (300,90 points).
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