Diving: Bedggod and Cui Secure Final Quotas As Oceania Championships Conclude

The 2019 Oceania Diving Championships concluded with medals and quotas being awarded in the men’s 10m platform and women’s 3m springboard. The highest ranked eligible athlete in each event qualified their nation to the Olympics. The Oceania Diving Championships was held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14th to December 15th 2019.

2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Domonic Bedggod of Australia just edged out his compatriot Sam Fricker to win gold and the Olympic quota in the men’s 10m platform. Bedggod finished with a score of 417.70 points while Fricker had 417.55 points. The bronze medal was won by New Zealand’s Fengyang Li whom scored 343.80 points.

After just missing qualifying directly during the 2018 World Championships, New Zealand’s Elizabeth Cui secured her nation a quota in the women’s 3m springboard by winning gold with a score of 306.30. The silver and bronze medals were won by Australia’s Sophie Johnson (266.70 points) and New Zealand’s Shaye Boddington (244.99 points).

The final continental qualifier will be the at the African Diving Championships to be held this week. Unqualified nations will have one more opportunity to qualify their nation at the World Diving Cup to be held in April.

Qualified Nations

Men’s 10m Platform
* Australia

Women’s 3m Springboard
* New Zealand

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