Toth wins bronze in women’s platform diving at 2017 Universiade

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Celina Toth of St. Thomas, Ontario won the bronze medal for Canada in women’s 10m platform diving on Wednesday at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan. Toth, who attends the University of Victoria, won her third career medal in women’s diving at the Universiade, but first individual medal.

At the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea, Toth won a gold medal in the women’s 10m synchronized platform diving competition with Carol-Ann Ware Beloleil, Quebec and a bronze medal in the mixed synchronized diving competition with Cameron McLean of Winnipeg, Manitoba. It should be noted that Carol-Ann Ware is the sister of world championship bronze medalist Pamela Ware of Greenfield Park, Quebec.

In the women’s 10m platform diving at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan, Toth had 329.2 points. Kuk Hyang Kim of North Korea won the gold medal with 350.55 points. Un Hyang Kim of North Korea won the silver medal with 335.25 points. Toth beat another Canadian to win her bronze medal. She was 18.4 points better than fourth place finisher Elaena Nancy Dick of Edmonton, Alberta. Dick attends the University of Toronto.

After six days of competition at the 2017 Summer Universiade, Team Canada now has won nine medals (three gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals). They also sit in 11th place in the overall medal standings.

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