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Beaconsfield diver claims gold and silver medals at Grand Prix event

Mia Vallée of Beaconsfield won gold in the women's three-metre synchronized diving and claimed a silver medal in the individual three-metre springboard event.

PHOTO: Instagram, Diving Canada

It was an exciting weekend for West Island sports as Mia Vallée of Beaconsfield dove her way to multiple medals at the FINA Diving Grand Prix Canada Cup in Calgary. She earned a gold medal Saturday with her partner Margo Erlam in the women's three-metre synchronized diving.

"I didn't wear Canada's colors for quite a while because of the pandemic, but I knew if I dove well, I could compete with the other competitors," said Vallée.

As for the individual three-metre springboard event, Vallée finished in second place after a close competition with American diver Sarah Bacon and fellow Québecer Pamela Ware. Ware took the bronze while Bacon came out on top with a gold medal.

Mia commented on her medal-yielding performances to Diving Canada: "I'm very happy with the way I dove today. You always want to do better between the preliminaries and semis and then between the semis and the final, so I'm happy I was able to get a few more points. I stayed consistent in both rounds. Now that consistency is no longer an issue; I can focus on other details to fine-tune my dives."

PHOTO: Instagram, Diving Canada

Vallée is a product of the Pointe-Claire Diving Club and currently trains under Camo Natation, a Montréal-based competitive swimming club. Now an athlete at the University of Miami since 2019, her next challenge will be facing the world stage at the World Championships in Budapest, which begin June 18th. She will be competing in the women's three-metre and one-metre springboard events and the three-metre synchronized event with teammate Margo Erlam.

SOURCE: Diving Canada, FINA



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