Victorian Institute of Sport

Good luck VIS divers!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Australia’s best divers will be in action this week at the Sydney Aquatic Centre at Homebush as they compete for places on the national team for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Leading the charge will be Rio Olympic 3-metre synchro bronze medallists, Anabelle Smith and Maddison Keeney.

The event, which also doubles as the Australian Open Championships, will provide the squad with a high-pressure event as they prepare for next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Once again, the women’s 3-metre springboard is expected to be the toughest event with Keeney, Smith, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Esther Qin and World Junior Champion Georgia Sheehan all vying for the two places on the team.

Qin and Sheehan will also take on Keeney and Smith in the 3-metre synchro, with only one team to qualify for Budapest.

In the men’s event, VIS athlete James Connor will be competing in the 3-metre and 1-metre springboard.

The Australian Open Championships and World Championship selection trials begin this Tuesday and finish on Friday.

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