Gosselin-Paradis' steady performance earns him gold at Canadian diving nationals
Montreal native uses consistency to score 424 points in men's 10m
Gosselin-Paradis, of Montreal, averaged 8.0 on his first three dives and slightly lower on his last three to place first with 424.00 points.
Victoria's Bryden Hattie collected more than 80 points on three of his dives but a major mistake on his reverse dive likely cost him the gold as he followed for silver at 407.55.
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Nathan Zsombor-Murray, of Pointe-Claire, Que., was also in the heat of the battle with 406.70.
''I was really stable in prelims and final and I'm happy to come up with the gold,'' said Gosselin-Paradis. ''I didn't make any major mistakes. I've improved a lot this season and that's been really motivating for me.''
On women's three-metre, Mia Vallée of Beaconsfield, Que., followed a similar strategy to win the gold medal with 310.15. Aimee Wilson of Calgary took the silver at 293.75 and Ashley McCool of Calgary was third at 283.10.
''I didn't miss a single dive in prelims or finals,'' said Vallée. ''It's a great way to end a tough year for me.''
The other men's winners this weekend were Henry McKay of Ottawa on one-metre and Peter Thach Mai of Montreal on three-metre.
The other victors for the women were Eloise Bélanger of Montreal on one-metre and Celina Toth of St. Thomas, Ont., on 10-m.