Team BC divers stepped onto the podium again at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg on Wednesday with a silver medal for Bryden Hattie and a bronze for Ryan Grover.
Hattie (Victoria) posted 406.40 medals in the 3-metre springboard event behind the gold medallist from Quebec. Grover (Victoria) scored 384.10 points for his six dives.
Hattie was the only diver in the field of 12 finalists to post a 9.0 for one his dives.
Nicolas Nepomuceno (North Vancouver) placed 11th with 321.70 points.
On Monday, Hattie and Grover won silver in the men's 3-metre synchro. On Tuesday, Hattie won a silver in 1-metre springboard. Grover placed fourth in that event.
HATTIE, Bryden (Victoria) 406.40 points
On winning three silver medals in Winnipeg.
“I am just surprised, I guess, that I got silver in all my events so far. I was not expecting it at all. But I just did what I knew how to do and it worked out in the end.”
On how he prepares for each dive.
“I think all my focus is put towards dancing before I go. I just dance it out and that’s how I focus.”
GROVER, Ryan (Victoria) 384.10 points
On winning bronze in 3-metre springboard diving, his second medal of the Canada Games.
“It feels pretty good. I was a little sad that I didn’t dive at my peak performance. But it was good, it was good.”
On his experience so far at the 2017 Canada Games
“It’s a very fun experience. It’s interesting because I just finished in my junior circuit. And coming back to all the people here, it’s a little overwhelming, but, it’s fun overall. “
On what has contributed to the Team BC diving success in diving in Winnipeg
“Hard work and training. We have a good pool in BC. That’s always a plus. And our coach is pretty good too.”