Victorian Institute of Sport

Connor in impressive form

Monday, 14 December 2015

VIS associate scholarship holder James Connor was in impressive form at the Diving Australia Grand Prix 1 event in Melbourne last week, taking out the men's platform and 3-metre titles.

His victory in the men’s platform added the final individual quota spot for the Australian diving team for next year’s Rio Olympics.

The VIS athlete finished with 490.15 points, well ahead of second placed Kurtis Mathews on 395.20.

Connor’s win means Australia will have two divers in every individual event at next year’s Olympics Games in Rio. Connor himself secured Australia’s first 3-metre quota spot at this year’s World Championships in Kazan.

In other events on Sunday, Anabelle Smith won the 3-metre springboard final in a thrilling finish, just ahead of her Commonwealth Games teammate, Georgia Sheehan.

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