Bryan Nickson has become Malaysia's first
world junior diving champion. ...Thomas Finchum
of United States took silver with 381.70 points and Russia's
Artem Lvov won the bronze on 381.70....Bryan, in a telephone
interview from Belem yesterday, said that he was delighted
to become the first Malaysian diver to win a gold in the
world junior championships.
Region 3-3A Diving Championships 1-meter springboard
diving: 1. Kara Cook (ST) 512.85, 2. Lauren Gonzalez (ST)
427.15, 3. Amanda Frick (DWY) 368.00, 4. Taylor Vander
Ark (MC) 336.65, 5. Stephanie Galo (WELL) 320.65.
State vs. Iowa Laskowski led a sweep in
the diving events by placing first in the one-meter (275.77)
and the three-meter (276.00). Sophomore Matt Akerley
finished second and freshman Tylor Fick
placed third in both events.
Always one to speak candidly, if not always eloquently,
Jackie Chan (??) threw cold water on
Chinese Olympic diving sensation Tian Liang's
(??) aspiration to launch an acting career, telling
media that he should "just concentrate on diving
Are it-couple of China's dive scene Tian Liang
and Guo Jingjing an item?
for Competition Nov. 20th
HELP!! NYU has scheduled their family/alumni
day on November 20th. We will be competing against Swarthmore
College but alas they have no divers. We would like to
host a collegiate team at our pool for a diving only meet
on the same date at 11 AM. If anyone wants to
come to New York City and dive against NYU on November
20th please contact Head diving coach Scott Donie
or 212-998-2064. We want our parents and alumni to watch
our kids compete!! Thanks!!!
Of all the teams Dr. Rick Schavone has
coached in the last two and a half decades, he sees something
special in this year’s squad of women’s divers.....“It
was probably the finest first meet I’ve had in 26
years of coaching. I was just ecstatic.”
The final building of the Olympic sport
complex located 400 km southeast of Beijing, the center
will provide swimming and diving competition facilities,
training centers, retail outlets, and aquatic leisure
facilities, including an indoor lake
It may be pouring with rain. But come
4.30 in the afternoon a shivering Khetsiwe Morgan will
still be out on the edge of the diving board insisting
on completing her training session.
... Sadly this is the scenario that has led to many of
South Africa's finest competitors leaving the country
as without indoor training facilities, divers have to
resort to gym work in the winter until the outdoor pools
warm up again.
But based on its total revenue, Alticor would rank
as Michigan's third-largest privately held company,....The
company has also advertised aggressively in China, with
TV ads and by sponsoring the country's Olympic
diving team. The company also posted updates
of China's Olympic medal tally on ad space it purchased
on bus shelters.
Top competitors from North America, including former
Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Greg Louganis,
who will be competing with his Jack Russell Terriers,
will be seeking to hold off some tough competition from
Russia, Spain and Japan, as well as other international
Leading up to the Olympic Games in August, Kunkel's life was
programmed, in and out of the pool. Suddenly, she is on
her own. "It's quite an adjustment," said Kunkel,
who attended Hunter High and Brigham Young University.
"It's hard to get back into life. You've been through
such a big thing. . . . It's just weird."
The first ever video system is to be introduced to
help the judges at the upcoming Chinese National Diving
Championships to be held here from Oct. 14 to 19, officials
from the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) revealed on
Viraj, who became the first ever to
claim all the three top honours -- one metre springboard,
three metre springboard and high board -- in a single
event, scored 327.05 points setting a new meet record.
The 23-year-old Nasik diver was making his first appearance
in the nationals and has trained under American coach
Keith Russell at Utah in USA from 1998
This groundbreaking project is the brainchild of UK
Sport, the nation’s elite sport agency, and is aimed
at ensuring that a new generation of British coaches will
be available to pick up the baton in the lead-up to Beijing
in 2008 and potentially, London in 2012.
The crowd favourite was Olympic diver Robert Newbery,
who modelled with his gold medallist wife Chantelle. The
Athens bronze medallist entertained the crowd with a new
move every time he sauntered down the catwalk. He strutted,
he danced, he swept his wife off her feet – and
topped it off with a full backflip. Chantelle, we have
to say, looked slightly embarrassed by her husband's antics.
"You can expect a wild and crazy show," Mitchell
Rocha said. Mitchell Rocha said the stunts get more daring
each year and that this year is no exception. This year
fans can expect some full throttle entertainment, including
synchronized diving, clown diving, bike riding off the
10m platform and trampoline stunts. All of the act is
also set to music.
Justin Dumais, the Olympic diver who wants
to be a fighter pilot, could well be headed for a job
at McEntire Air National Guard Station....At the Olympics,
the brothers finished sixth. Soon after, Justin Dumais
learned he did not win the fierce competition for one
of McEntire’s fighter pilot training spots.
took a step yesterday toward keeping some of the country's
top coaches from dropping out of the profession or fleeing
the country when it targeted them to receive more than
half of a $19.1-million grant in sport funding,......"If
you have to pay a six-figure salary to keep a top coach
like Michel Larouche, who trains [world champion diver]
Alexandre Despatie, you pay it -- or someone else will.
"You can throw all kinds of money at athletes
and it won't make them any better if there's not good
coaching to advise them how to spend it best."