Matthew stands tall in Kyiv

02 Aug 2018

SASI'S Matthew Carter is quickly becoming known as an athlete who can stand up to the pressure of performing on diving's world stage.

Matthew's latest success came at the FINA World Junior Diving Championship in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he won two of the team's three bronze medals.

Above: Bronze medalist Matthew Carter (far right)

On opening day he was a member of the mixed team event which won a bronze and then backed that up to grab his other bronze in one of his individual events, the 1m springboard final.

In the 3m final where he finished fifth, Matthew produced the meeting's most difficult dive where he performed a forward 2.5 somersault triple twist pike with a degree of difficulty of 4.9, earning 85.3 points.

China dominated the championship with 14 gold medals.

Matthew, 18 in September, continued his fine form from the Commonwealth Games where he achieved a bronze medal in the men's 3m synchro final with Domonic Bedggood.

Matthew also won two bronze at the Junior world titles in 2016, with his teammates winning the only other medal.

Matthew, who could not be contacted at the time of his story going to print, is expected to earn a place on the Australian team for the Youth Olympics in Argentina between October 6 and 18 this year.

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