SA divers shine at elite junior titles

11 Jul 2017

OUTSTANDING young divers Kate Rosman and Macie Wheeler were chosen in Diving Australia's National Junior Squad 2017/18 after dominating at the junior national titles in Perth between July 6 and 9.

Kate took out the girls junior B 1m and 3m events, while Macie Wheeler was equal second in the girls junior C 1m, second in the C 3m and first in the C platform.

Ross Todd, who has already been named on the National team, came away with a clean sweep in the boys junior A category. He took the title in the platform, 3m and 1m events.

The SA team finished second overall in the medal count.

Three other SA divers also took out Diver of the Year awards in their respective categories.Ross Todd won the Junior A Boys category, Kate Rosman took out the Junior B Girls division and Amy Carrig who was the National Elite Pathway Program (NEPP) Level 1 winner.

The championship was the main event for junior divers this year.

Meanwhile, champion SASI divers Taneka Kovchenko and Matthew Carter are not far away from competing at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, from July 14 to 22.

The duo will fly the flag for SASI and Australia as part of the 10-member Australian team.

Taneka will line up in the 10m and 10m synchro events (synchro with Melissa Wu), while Matthew will pair up with Kevin Chavez in the 3m synchro.

The Australian team for Budapest includes seven members of the Rio Olympic team.

SA diving team

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