Wellington Scoop

Wellington divers in final of world championships

News from Diving NZ
Anton Down-Jenkins and Yu Qian Goh combined today at the World Cup in Wuhan China in the 3metre Mixed Synchronised diving event to finish in 12th place. In doing so, Yu Qian and Anton earned New Zealand a position in the final at the 2019 FINA World Championships in South Korea.

The pair, both from Wellington, came from behind with their last dive, scoring 262.92 to take the last place on offer to next year’s premier international meet.

They edged out Canada’s powerful team by 24 points.

Diving New Zealand Convenor of Selectors, Simon Latimer says: “This is further good news for the sport in New Zealand following the Commonwealth Games and shortly before a team of five new representatives leaves for the World Junior Championships in Ukraine in July.”