Canadian Sport News (CSN)
April 22, 2000
VANCOUVER'S REVITT WINS GOLD AT FINA GRAND PRIX
VIENNA-- Tony Revitt of Vancouver rebounded from a poor preliminary
to earn his first international victory Saturday winning the
tower at the sixth stop on the FINA Grand Prix diving circuit.
Revitt totalled 402.15 points, 60 points better than his fourth
preliminary score. Oleg Vikoulov of Russia was second at 391.56,
Shaoyun of China third at 379.02 while Christopher Kalec of
fourth at 355.83.
"I'm not totally surprised," said Revitt, 27, who'll
be battling for a spot
on the Olympic team at trials in June. "Looking at the
field I knew if I
dove consistently I had a chance. I did everything fairly
well in the
final and didn't miss anything too badly. The big thing for
me was to
perform so well after struggling in the preliminaries."
On women's 10-metre, Xiuren Wu of China took the gold with
Anja Richter-Libiseller of Austria was second at 302.13 and
Yuanyuan Hou of
China third at 296.49.
Alida DiPlacido of Pointe-Claire, Que., was eliminated in
the semifinal for
On men's three-metre after the preliminaries, Richard Freces
of Austria is
first, Ben Liu of China second, Tang Tao of China third and
of Edmonton fourth.
Competition ends Sunday with men's and women's three-metre.
Saturday's results at the FINA Grand Prix diving competition
10-metre (final): 1. Tony Revitt, Vancouver, 402.15 points;
Vikoulov, Russia, 391.56; 3. Shaoyun Tang, China, 379.02;
Kalec, Montreal, 355.83; 5. Frank Sander, Germany, 351.60;
Gavrilidis, Greece, 325.05.
Three-metre (after preliminaries): 1. Richard Fredes, Austria,
Ben Liu, China, 410.58; 3. Tang Tao, China, 354.33; 4. Arturo
Edmonton, 351.78; 5. Jaroslav Makohin, Czech Republic, 350.37;
Jean-Romain Delaloye, Switzerland, 344.55.
10-metre (final): 1. Xiuren Wu, China, 333.84; 2. Anja Richter-Libiseller,
Austria, 302.13; 3. Yuanyuan Hou, China, 296.49; 4. Olga Khristoforova,
Russia, 292.59; 5. Ute Wetzig, Germany, 273.21; 6. Olga Klokova,
Canadian: 7. Alida Diplacido, Pointe-Claire, Que., 271.53
USA did not send a team due to holding their National
Championships on the same weekend