| May 26, 2002
DAMOUR CAPTURES THIRD GOLD AT CANADA-U.S. DIVING
NEPEAN, Ont.- Martin dAmour of Montreal completed a
golden sweep in the boys 14-15 age group Sunday with a victory
on mens three-metres at the 2002 Canada-U.S., Junior
Challenge diving competition.
The 13-year-old dAmour, also a winner on platform and
one-metre this weekend, totalled 336.20 points. Jonathan Creasy
of the U.S., was second and Sergio Leyva of the U.S., third
In the womens 16-18 three-metres, Emmanuelle Dupuis
of Montreal captured her second gold with 430.10 points. Dupuis
also won the one-metre and was second on platform. Two Americans
scooped up the other medals.
Riley McCormick of Victoria also earned a second gold in
the boys 12-13 division with a victory on the platform with
265.70 points. Steven Cole of Victoria was second at 234.00
and Harrison Jones of the U.S., third.
Kendra Melnychuk won her third medal at the event capturing
gold on the 1 metre in the frills 14-15 age group. Emma Friesen
from Canada was second and Tess Waresmith of the United States
finished in third.
Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal won the girls 12-13 age group
May 25, 2002
MONTEALS DAMOUR WINS SECOND GOLD AT CANADA-U.S.
NEPEAN, Ont.- Martin dAmour of Montreal earned a second
gold medal Saturday placing first on boys 7.5-metre tower
at the 2002 Canada-U.S., Junior Challenge diving competition.
DAmour, 13, totalled 336.05 points for the victory
in the boys 14-15 age group. He also won the one-metre event
on Friday. Brian Lawler of the U.S., was second at 272.40
and his teammate Jonathan Creasy third at 253.40.
"Everything went well for me," said dAmour,
who hopes to compete at the Olympics one day. "I was
most pleased with my 21/2 reverse dive because it was the
first time I really scored well on it in competition."
Other Canadian winners Saturday were Riley McCormick of Victoria
in the 12-13 age group three-metres and Sabrina Beaupre of
St-Lambert, Que., in the under-11 one-metre.
In the highly-anticipated womens 10-metre for the 16-18
age group, Sarah Bowling of the U.S., took the gold with 367.70,
Emmanuelle Dupuis of Montreal was second at 356.25 and Michelle
Demond of the U.S., third 341.00.
Dupuis blew her final dive, a back 21/2 in pike position
and it possibly cost her the gold.
"I never miss that dive in competition," said Dupuis,
15, the one-metre winner Friday. "I saw light as I came
down and I opened too early. I plan too get my revenge on
The competition has been fierce between the two countries.
In the medal standings heading into Sundays final events
the U.S., has eight gold, eight silver and 11 bronze and Canada
stands at 7-7-4.
Saturdays results at the 2002 Canada-U.S., Junior Challenge
diving competition at Nepean, Ont.