Diving Trials: Zsombor-Murray, Wiens, Toth qualify for Tokyo
The Canadian Diving Trials wrapped up on Thursday with three more divers earning qualification to Tokyo 2020.
The men’s 10m platform final got things started as Nathan Zsombor-Murray and Rylan Wiens finished first and second respectively to punch their tickets to the Olympics.
Zsombor-Murray earned a perfect score on his first two dives of the final, taking gold with 1028.40 points.
Rylan Wiens clinched his Olympic berth with his sixth and final dive, finishing second with 983.05 points. Ethan Pitman scored 907.35 points to finish third.
It was Wiens, 19, and Zsombor-Murray, 18, who earned a second Olympic spot for Canada in the 10m event thanks to top-five finishes at the Diving World Cup in Tokyo in early May.
Both men will now compete in their first Olympic Games this summer, with Zsombor-Murray also representing Canada in the 10m synchronized event.
With Meaghan Benfeito already qualified for the women’s 10m platform event in Tokyo, there was just one Olympic spot for the taking at today’s final.
Celina Toth came out on top thanks to two strong opening dives, scoring 659.55 points and earning a trip to her first Olympics.
17-year-old Katelyn Fung (620.45) took silver while 16-year-old Kate Miller (551.30) finished third.
With the diving team’s Olympic roster now finalized heading into Tokyo 2020, Canada will look to improve on the two medals they picked up at Rio 2016.