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May 21, 2000 MONTREAL'S KALEC 12TH AT GRAND PRIX
JUAREZ CITY, Mexico--World and Olympic champion Dmitry Sautin
of Russia completed a golden sweep at the ninth stop on the
Grand Prix FINA diving circuit Sunday winning the men's 10-metre
Sautin, the three-metre springboard winner on Friday, totalled
628.86 points. Luo Yutong of China was second at 609.36 and
Jose Guerra of Cuba, the Canada Cup champion earlier this
month, was third at 592.62.
Christopher Kalec of Montreal had a solid preliminaries placing
sixth, but struggled on four of his five dives in the final
to finish 12th overall. National team rookie Nicolas Leblanc
of Montreal was 13th.
Canada ends the meet with two medals. Myriam Boileau of Montreal
won the women's 10-metre tower on Saturday and Alida DiPlacido
of Pointe-Claire, Que., was third on women's three-metre on
A young Canadian team competes at the 10th Grand Prix starting
Thursday at Xian City, China. They are Caroline Lauzon and
Marie-Eve Marleau of Montreal, Megan Farrow of Edmonton and
Kari Frank of Calgary. The Olympic team trials are June 9-11
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May 20, 2000 BOILEAU WINS GOLD AT FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX
JUAREZ CITY, Mexico--Myriam Boileau of Montreal earned the
gold medal on women's 10-metre tower Saturday at a FINA Grand
Prix diving meet but more importantly kept herself in strong
contention for a spot on the Olympic team. Boileau, who won
the World Cup title in Mexico in 1997, blew away her opposition
scoring 516.42 points. Irina Vyguzova of Kazakhstan was second
at 475.41 and Xie Yubey of China third at 468.84.
By scoring more than 510 points, Boileau also garners the
maximum eight bonus points towards her final score at the
Olympic team trials June 9-11 in Montreal. Her two main rivals
for the two spots on women's tower, Anne Montminy of Pointe-Claire,
Que., and Emilie Heymans of Montreal, had already earned their
bonus points. This was Boileau's last chance before the trials
to max out her bonus points.
"Now I feel I'm back in the game again for the trials," said
an elated Boileau, 22. "Plus I'll be heading in with a lot
of confidence. Today I showed that when I have a goal to reach
I can come through. I was feeling nervous but I was able to
control my stress."
Boileau scored at least 7.0's on all her dives. Her best
score was her back 21/2 in pike position in which she registered
8.5's and 9.0's. But she was especially pleased with her back
handstand dive which had troubled her lately. She averaged
8.0's on that dive.
Alida DiPlacido of Pointe-Claire, Que., a bronze medallist
on three-metre Thursday, was seventh. Competition ends Sunday
with the men's 10-metre tower.
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May 19, 2000
EDMONTON'S MIRANDA 11TH AT FINA GRAND PRIX
JUAREZ CITY, Mexico--World champion Dmitry Sautin of Russia
won the gold medal on men's three-metre springboard Friday
at the ninth stop on the FINA Grand Prix diving circuit while
Arturo Miranda of Edmonton placed 11th. Sautin totalled 691.56
points with Feng Wang of China second at 678.87 and veteran
Fernando Platas of Mexico third at 666.36. Miranda, who'll
battle for a spot on the Olympic team at trials next month
in Montreal, was seventh after the semifinals but struggled
in the finals to fall to 11th. National team rookie Nicolas
Leblanc, 16, of Montreal, was 18th.
Myriam Boileau of Montreal, who won the World Cup title
here in 1997, is the favorite for Saturday's women's 10-metre
final while Alida DiPlacido of Pointe-Claire, Que., a bronze
medallist Thursday on women's three-metre, should also be
in medal contention in her best event.
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May 18, 2000 POINTE-CLAIRE'S DIPLACIDO WINS BRONZE
AT DIVING GRAND PRIX
JUAREZ CITY, Mexico-- Alida DiPlacido of Pointe-Claire,
Que., won the bronze medal on women's three-metre Thursday
in opening day action at the ninth stop on the FINA Grand
Prix diving circuit.
Irina Vyguzova of Kazahkstan was the winner, Zhang Jing of
China was second and 19-year-old DiPlacido, a two-time world
junior championship medallist on 10-metre, took third spot.
Five-time Canadian champion Anne-Josee Dionne of Montreal
Competition continues Friday with men's three-metre. Canadian
entries are Arturo Miranda of Edmonton and Nicolas Leblanc