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NSW Diving – Metropolitan Championships 2009

NSW Diving – Metropolitan Championships 2009

NSW Diving - SOPAC- Metro Championships 2009-2451The atmosphere at the 2009 Metropolitan Diving Championships was intense as divers competed doing aerial stunts from the springboards.

The event was held at Sydney Olympic Park. Aside from the various mens and womens diving contests teams for the Fisher & Paykel 2009 Asia Pacific Rim Junior Diving Invitational were selected.

The team from Perfect 10 should be very proud of their competitors, many of whom took home first place and were selected to represent in the up-coming Fisher & Paykel Junior Invitational.

In the 14 years and over girls Jordan Callaghan and Genevieve De La Motte ended with a final score which was more than 30 points higher than any other team.

Rachel Bugg and Alex Croak, from Diving South Australia also scored very highly in the open over 3m synchronised events.

The team that will be sent to the Fisher & Paykel 2009 Asia Pacific Rim Junior Diving Invitational consists of:
FINA A – Angus Colloff, Ben Trabinger, Victoria Hunt, Marlee Barber, Grace Rowe
FINA B – Beth Alexander, Jordan Callaghan, Liam Dummer, Paul McLaughlin, Nick Jeffree
FINA C – Tamara Ambrose, Genevieve de la Motte, Christian Holman, Freddie Pryor
Team Manager – Louise Rowe
Coaches – Vyninka Arlow, Allen Bull
Judge – Gillian Brooker

Top Results for the 2009 Metropolitan Diving Championships:

Elite Junior A Boys 1M
(1) 469.55 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast (guest)
(2) 451.25 Angus COLLOFF — Canberra Diving Academy (guest)
(3) 366.15 Ben TRABINGER — Canberra Diving Academy (guest)

Elite Junior A Girls 1M
(1) 376.85 Victoria HUNT — Hunter United Diving Academy (guest)
(2) 351.50 Marlee BARBER — Playground 2 Podium Albury (guest)
(3) 329.90 Grace ROWE — Perfect 10
(4) 301.75 Cassie STOREY — Waikato (guest)

Masters Men 1M
(1) 219.35 Stephen SHAW — Diving Masters
(2) 169.40 Kim MO — Diving Masters
(3) 150.70 Justyn CLEARY — Diving Masters

Masters Women 1M
(1) 140.20 Katy ROSENTHALL — Diving Masters
(2) 127.95 Jacqueline LANGEREIS — Diving
Masters Open Men 1M
(1) 359.45 Thomas RICKARDS — Hunter United Diving Academy (guest)
(2) 326.70 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast (guest)
(3) 312.10 Angus COLLOFF — Canberra Diving Academy (guest)
(4) 292.00 Ben REARDON — Perfect 10
(5) 188.85 Christian HOLMAN — Parramatta

Open Women 1M
(1) 247.70 Rachel BUGG — Diving South Australia (guest)
(2) 231.55 Alex CROAK — Perfect 10
(3) 179.55 Marlee BARBER — Playground 2 Podium Albury (guest)
(4) 176.40 Tamara AMBROSE — Parramatta
(5) 174.00 Cassie STOREY — Waikato (guest)
(6) 165.55 Victoria HUNT — Hunter United Diving Academy (guest)

Elite Junior A Boys 3M
(1) 485.90 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast (guest)
(2) 434.55 Ben TRABINGER — Canberra Diving Academy (guest)

Elite Junior A Girls 3M
(1) 398.65 Cassie STOREY — Waikato (guest)
(2) 383.35 Victoria HUNT — Hunter United Diving Academy (guest)
1 377.65 Marlee BARBER — Playground 2 Podium Albury (guest)
Masters Men 3M
239.05 Stephen SHAW — Diving Masters
2 177.60 Kim MO — Diving Masters
3 149.20 Justyn CLEARY — Diving Masters

Masters Women 3M
1 139.00 Katy ROSENTHALL — Diving Masters

Open Men 3M
1 477.95 Matthew MITCHAM — Abbotsleigh
(2) 376.80 Thomas RICKARDS — Hunter United Diving Academy (guest)
2 340.00 Ben REARDON — Perfect 10
(4) 320.35 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast (guest)
3 198.20 Freddie PRYOR — Parramatta

Open Women 3M
(1) 277.30 Rachel BUGG — Diving South Australia (guest)
(2) 241.75 Beth ALEXANDER — Diving Central West (guest)
(3) 199.40 Marlee BARBER — Playground 2 Podium Albury (guest)
1 180.95 Tamara AMBROSE — Parramatta
(5) 179.00 Cassie STOREY — Waikato (guest)
2 173.55 Emma LUDOWICI — Perfect 10

Open Men Platform
(1) 483.70 Matthew MITCHAM — Abbotsleigh
366.95 Angus COLLOFF — Canberra Diving Academy
335.95 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast
(2) 194.75 Kyle LOVELL — Parramatta
(3) 179.80 Freddie PRYOR – Parramatta

Open Women Platform
313.15 Rachel BUGG — Diving South Australia
229.60 Beth ALEXANDER — Diving Central West
(1) 209.80 Marlaina KOUZOUMIS — Perfect 10
(2) 200.00 Genevieve DE LA MOTTE — MLC Burwood
(3) 195.45 Jordan CALLAGHAN — Perfect 10
194.50 Tamara AMBROSE — Parramatta

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2009 World Masters Games: Diving

2009 World Masters Games: Diving

diving1710CG006_Sydney_2009International athletes have taken all gold medal honours at the diving on Day 7 at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.

The action got underway with the woman’s 80+ 3m springboard event. After three dives, Rene Puddifoot (GBR) won the event with a score of 90.8 points over Australia’s Theresa Margaret Adamson on an even 55 points.

American competitors staged a clean sweep in the men’s 70-79 3m springboard with 70 year old John Deininger taking out the gold after he led the whole way, with a final total of 175.5 points. Felix Grossman narrowly won the silver with a score of 166.15 over Peter Di Croce with 164.6.diving1710CG007_Sydney_2009

By the half way point in the men’s 50-59 3m springboard, Roy Botsko (USA) had a convincing lead over the rest of the field with a total 153.7, a 28.5 point lead over nearest competitor, Ken Grove of Australia.

diving1710CG011_Sydney_2009Over the remaining three rounds, he extended his lead to win the event with a score of 318.15 points. Grove held on to second place to earn the silver, with a total of264.75. Botsko’s compatriot Stephen Greymorning (USA) took the bronze with a 242.75.

Yury Eregov (RUS) was challenged early on by Canada’s Richard LeBlanc, in the final event of the session, the men’s 60-69 years 3m springboard. He managed to pull away to win silver with a score of 243.55 while LeBlanc finished with a 224.20. Trevor Hudson (AUS) won the bronze with a 150.05 score.

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World Masters Games Opening Ceremony

World Masters Games Opening Ceremony

The grounds hosting the games.

The grounds hosting the games.

New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees declared the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games officially open at the Games Opening Ceremony at ANZ Stadium.

With Games sailing competitor His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark among the crowd, Premier Rees opened the seventh edition of the world’s largest multi-sport event, with a record 28,292 competitors from 95 countries in Sydney.

The Games Opening Ceremony kicked off with the world’s largest competitors’ parade as the majority of Games registrants took the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Sydney 2000 Olympians by marching into the Sydney Olympic Park arena.

Games competitors ranging in age from 24-year-old Canadian swimming Facundo Chernikoff to 101-year-old Australian lawn bowler Reg Trewin walked into ANZ Stadium after being marshalled into 28 groups, corresponding with the 28 Games sports.

The world masters cauldron

The world masters cauldron

The formal proceedings included the singing of the Australian anthem in two tongues – the first verse in a traditional language of the Eora nation and the subsequent verses in English – speeches by Games Chair Margy Osmond, International Masters Games Association President Kai Holm, Minister Justine Elliot representing the Australian Government and Premier Rees and the unveiling of the Games oath.

NSW Premier Nathan Rees was happy to open the games

NSW Premier Nathan Rees was happy to open the games

The youngest Australian competitor, 24-year-old Sydney swimmer Melanie Speet, and 68-year-old Albert Armstrong, a Melbourne squash player who has taken part in every Games, lead the crowd in the reading of the Games oath written by Games competitor and well known Australian author Peter FitzSimons.

All-star Australian artists of all ages then brought down the curtain on the Games Opening Ceremony.

The world masters stadium

The world masters stadium

Nathan Foley, Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, The McClymonts, Paul Gray, Leo Sayer and John Paul Young got the Opening Ceremony crowd on their feet before, in a nod to the unforgettable Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics at the same venue, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs and Tap Pups rounded the night’s entertainment with a spectacular dance routine.

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Vorgee Innovation Cuts Through With Australia’s First Polarised Goggles

Vorgee Innovation Cuts Through With Australia’s First Polarised Goggles

vorgee3Australian swim brand Vorgee has launched the country’s first polarised swimming goggles – the Osprey – giving Aussie triathletes and open water swimmers the cutting-edge advantage.

18 months in the making, Vorgee’s Osprey goggles use the same type of polarising lenses found in leading sunglass brands. Vorgee first had the idea a couple of years ago when they kept hearing complaints from open water swimmers of the problems they were having with reflective glare off the water and its affect on their vision and performance.

The Vorgee design team ran with the concept and began to research the kinds of polarising lenses worn by other sports people – cyclists, skiers, sailors – who need to perform to a high level in glary, reflective environments. Their findings were then applied to swimming goggle technology and the Vorgee Osprey was born.

Osprey goggles feature polarised, UV protected, anti-fog coated, enlarged lenses that provide zero distortion and optimum viewing clarity, no matter what the conditions. Combine this with an oversized, one piece lens and frame design that enhances comfort and sight lines, plus a quick fit strap system, and you have the perfect goggles for open water swimming.

Vorgee’s Osprey goggles will also be available in tinted and clear lens versions for pool swimming.

The Osprey goes on sale at participating aquatic centres throughout Australia in September 2009.

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NSW Elite Junior Diving Championships 2009

NSW Elite Junior Diving Championships 2009

jwp_6094Crisp Autumn air made for beautiful conditions at Sydney Olympic Park where the 2009 Sydney Olympic Park NSW Elite Junior Championship Diving event was held.

 

 

 

Thrilling leaps off the springboards and combined with fierce competition  kept crowds entertained. There were loud applause as some competitors managed to score a perfect 10!

RESULTS FROM THE 2009 Sydney Olympic Park NSW Elite Junior Champions:

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Elite Junior A Boys 1M
– 446.35 Jesse CARVER — Donnet Queensland (guest)
1 387.75 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast
2 357.25 Ben TRABINGER — Canberra Diving Academy

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Elite Junior A Girls 1M
1 417.55 Esther QIN — Parramatta
2 382.40 Rhiannan IFFLAND — Hunter United Diving Academy
3 342.10 Bianca BRATTON — Perfect 10
4 331.10 Emma LUDOWICI — Perfect 10

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Elite Junior B Boys 3M
– 429.90 Marcus GANGELL — Queensland Academy (guest)
– 427.45 Matthew BARNARD — Queensland Academy (guest)

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Elite Junior B Girls 3M
1 415.45 Beth ALEXANDER — Diving Central West
– 411.90 Rebecca STAFFORD — Donnet Queensland (guest)
3 350.60 Grace ROWE — Perfect 10

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Elite Junior A Boys Platform
1 419.35 Josiah PURSS — Diving North Coast
2 385.30 Angus COLLOFF — Canberra Diving Acadamy
3 363.85 Ben TRABINGER — Canberra Diving Academy

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Elite Junior A Girls Platform
1 325.40 Emma LUDOWICI — Perfect 10
– 305.00 Bella KATEROS — HSDC/Tas (guest)
– 290.05 Bridgette SQUIRES — Donnet Queensland (guest)

RESULTS: DIVING AUSTRALIA  Photographer:  Johan Westen

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Australian Open Diving Championships: Australia’s Mitcham and Wu Win Gold

Australian Open Diving Championships: Australia’s Mitcham and Wu Win Gold

Sharleen Stratton and Alexandra Croak

Sharleen Stratton and Alexandra Croak

The Australian Open Diving Championships at Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler was opened by The Hon Chris Bombolas MP State member for Chatsworth at 1pm on Friday 27th of February. This included a march on of all the competitors including the New Zealand and Chinese teams.

He wished all the officials and competitors good luck for the championships, particularly for the FINA World Championships in Rome in July 2009, The Commonwealth Games in New Deli 2010 and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The opening  morning’s 1 metre preliminaries saw Sharleen Stratton and Alexandra Croak coming first and second in the event.

p1000864Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham of New South Wales got his campaign got off to a good start when he blitzed the field in the men’s preliminary 1 metre springboard event with a total score of 416.8 ahead of his closest rival Ethan Warren of Queensland with 374.10.

Day 2 of the 2009 Australian Open Diving Championships continued with Matthew Mitcham (NSW) chasing his 3rd gold medal in his favourite event the Men’s 10 metre platform. At the end of today’s semi final, Mitcham was leading the field with a score of 1050.45. He will carry that score forward to the final which will be held later this afternoon. He was being pushed by Chinese diver Yang Jian, Y in second place with 1001.00.

“I’m really pleased with my form at the moment” Mitcham said. “I still have to keep my nerve to win the event today. There are 2 Chinese divers pushing me hard” he said.

Yu Ai Yang, Matthew Mitcham, Yang Jian

Yu Ai Yang, Matthew Mitcham, Yang Jian

Mitcham collected 2 perfect 10’s in his final dive – a 2 ½ somersault with a 2 ½ twist.

Sharleen Stratton (QLD) continued her winning form from day one with an impressive performance in the Women’s 3 metre springboard event.

At the end of the semi final, Stratton led the field with a win of 376.00 points, giving her an interim score of 732.30 and the outright lead going into this afternoon’s final.

“I am really happy and confident with the way I am performing today” she said. “The Chinese diver Fang Min is pressuring me, as is my Olympic team mate Briony Cole” Stratton said.

In 2nd place with an interim score of 665.40 is Chinese diver Fang Min, closely followed in 3rd place by Briony Cole (VIC).

At the midway point of the final day of the 2009 Australian Open Diving Championships, gold medal Olympian Matthew Mitcham (NSW)  continued his good form to lead into the final of the Men’s 3 metre springboard event.

Mitcham is on track to pick up his 4th gold medal of the meet when he takes to the springboard again.

Behind Mitcham is team mate Grant Nel (VIC) followed by Li Jin Cong of China.

In the Women’s 10 metre platform semi final, Olympian Melissa Wu (NSW) clawed back her form to lead the semi finals. She dived strongly in the semi finals to move from 3rd to 1st place, ahead of Chinese diver Li Sibei and Olympic team mate Alexandra Croak.

Article: DIVING AUSTRALIA  AFP Photographer: DIVING AUSTRALIA

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