Aquatics

Mai wins 2nd gold at Winter Senior Diving Nationals

Peter Thach Mai earned his second gold medal at the Winter Senior National Championships in diving, and once again it was a tightly-contested event.

Chamandy takes top prize in women's open platform

Montreal's Peter Thach Mai won his second gold at the Winter Senior Diving Nationals on Saturday. (Radio-Canada)

Peter Thach Mai earned his second gold medal at the Winter Senior National Championships in diving, and once again it was a tightly-contested event.

Thach Mai edged Victor Povzner by less than half a point to win the men's one-metre on Saturday in Calgary. Laurent Gosselin-Paradis took bronze.

"It was a tough event," Mai said. "I struggled with some of my dives. The one-metre is not an event we practice as much and I found there was a lot of adjustments to make after yesterday's three-metres.''

The Montreal native also claimed gold in Friday's three-metre, upsetting 2012 Olympian and four-time national champion François Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que.

In the women's open platform, Olivia Chamandy took top prize with a personal best of 344.05 points. Celina Toth and Margo Erlam rounded out the podium.

"It was a real thrill to get my highest score today," Chamandy said. "I was really happy with the consistency I got in my dives. I was really nervous about my new dive – the back handstand twist- but I managed to do it good. I always get nervous when I have to do a handstand."

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