Aug 9,2014(ISN) – VICTORIA – Ethan Pitman of Edmonton showed why he was a finalist last month at a
FINA Grand Prix competition winning the men’s three-metre springboard in the 16-18
age group at the 2014 Speedo Junior Elite Nationals.
Pitman earned strong marks on four of his five dives in the final for 533.65 points.
Gabriel Corriveau of Montreal was more consistent but with a less difficult list to
take the silver at 514.05. Felix Leathead of Montreal was third at 510.10.
“There were a couple of dives that I could have done better, but overall it went
really well,” said Pitman sixth on three-metre at the FINA Grand Prix in Italy. I
never have won nationals before so I was really happy about it. My goals going
forward from here are to get the scores I need for world juniors on the one-metre
and tower now, and hopefully get gold in those two events as well”
In the women’s 16-18 one-metre, Molly Carlson of Thunder Bay, Ont., won a tight
battle for the gold with 432.60. Becky Deacon of Edmonton was second at 427.25 and
Samantha Maiorino of Pointe-Claire, Que., was third at 421.55.
“I have a new last dive,” said Carlson who is tuning up for the Youth Olympics
later this month. ”Its’ a front one-and-a-half double twister and it is really
hard for me, but I was able to pull it together and I was really happy with that.”
In the girls 14-15 platform, Olivia Chamandy of Montreal was the victor at 355.95,
Caeli McKay of Calgary second at 348.50 and Ashley McCool of Calgary third at
“In the prelims I missed my reverse two-and-a-half and it is my best dive,” said
Chamandy with her first national title
”In the finals I did it much better and I’m happy with how it went. I came here
hoping to dive my best and see where that gets me. It felt really good to win
because I’m only in my first year of the 14-15 group and I didn’t really expect
On boys 14-15 platform, Isaiah Brasset of Victoria took the gold at 429.35.
Alexandre Corriveau of Montreal was second at 420.45 and Vincent Chartier of
Montreal third at 420.25.
Brasset, also a first-time Canadian champion, was sixth in prelims.
“After my prelim I felt like I didn’t do very well, and coming out of it had a bit
of doubt,” he said. ” But for the finals I just decided to go for it, went strong
on all my dives and got a great result “It feels really good to win at home. I told
my family I had really big goals like this and it’s awesome to have had them here
supporting me and watching me do this.”