Today, on November 1, the international competitions "Tatarstan President’s Diving Cup" started at the Aquatics Palace in Kazan. This tournament is included in the LEN calendar. Athletes of different age take part in the competitions: juniors, men and women.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan V. Leonov and the Vice-President of the Diving Federation of the Republic of Tatarstan A.Bagautdinov. Vladimir Leonov noted that despite this uneasy season, there is a chance to organise competitions and gather athletes from the Russian regions together. The Tatarstan President’s Diving Cup is held for the third time and contributes to the development of this beautiful sport. The minister also wished the athletes and coaches excellent starts and good luck.
The FINA Development Centre was presented by the Dominican scholarship holder Frandiel Gomez Vargas.
Today the athlete competed in the 1m springboard and showed the sixth result with a total score of 316.80. Frandiel’s programme included 6 dives: 405C (68.20), 107C (54.00), 105B (54.60), 205C (30.00), 305C (54.00), 5152B (56.00).
Frandiel Gomez Vargas: 'I am very glad that after a long break I participate in the competitions again. Despite one failed dive, I was able to mobilize and perform other dives at a good level. I am grateful to my coach for his work and motivation, it helps me to move forward and achieve my goals. "
The diving competitions comprise the springboard and platform events and will continue until November 4.