Diving World Series Results – International Youth Meet

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Louis Daignault
April 28, 2013, Moscow (ISN) – Carol-Ann Ware of Beloeil, Que., finished seventh on Sunday on women’s 10-metre tower to conclude the fourth stop on the FINA World Series diving circuit.

Si Yajie led China to a 1-2 finish with Ruolin Chen second and Yulia Koltunova of Russia third. Ware was fourth in her semifinal heat. The top-three in each of the two morning semis advanced to the final.

Ware was also fourth with her sister Pamela on Friday in 10-metre synchro on Friday while Pamela Ware was fourth on individual three-metre on Saturday.

The Ware sisters and Canada’s other top divers compete later this week against a stellar international field at the Canada Cup Grand Prix May 1-4 in Gatineau, Que.

International Youth Meet

Dresden, Gemany (ISN) – Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of St-Constant, Que., earned a second medal this weekend and Peter Thach Mai of Montreal added a podium finish on Sunday as Canada concluded the International Youth Diving Meet with five medals.

Caeli McKay of Calgary won bronze in the women’s 14-15 age group one-metre on Thursday, Courtney Hattie and Emily Schmidt of Victoria were also third in the open women’s three-metre synchro event on Friday and Beaulieu took silver on the 16-18 one-metre Saturday.

On Sunday, on women’s 16-18 three-metre, Alena Khamulkina of Russia took the gold at 418.10. Laura Bilotta of Italy was second at 418.00 and Citrini-Beaulieu was in the gold medal hunt as well following at 416.85.

“There were a couple of technical errors I would have liked back but overall it went well,” said Citrini-Beaulieu. “I was particularly pleased too see a big improvement on my reverse dive.”

Hattie was fifth at 382.75.

On men’s 14-15 one-metre, Yury Nauroza of Belarus placed first at 405.90, Matthew Lee of Britain was second at 404.85 and Mai third at 399.40. Felix Leathead of Montreal was eighth.

“I was happy with my performance,” said Mai. “The one-metre is my best event and I was aiming for a medal here.”

Dylan Grisell of Etobicoke, Ont., was seventh on 16-18 10-metre.