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2019 Oceania Diving Championships
MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2019 Oceania Diving Champs Doubles as Olympic Qualifier in Auckland
Divers from Australasia will gather in Auckland in December to compete in the Oceania Diving Championships, an Olympic qualifier every four years.
Hosted by Diving New Zealand (DNZ), the sport’s national body, the competition will run from 14–15 December 2019 at the WestWave facility in Henderson. It will feature Olympic, World Champs and Grand Prix medalists and a reigning Commonwealth Games champion. Four disciplines will be held over the two days including Men’s and Women’s 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform. DNZ Chair, Lindsay Stone, believes this is a brilliant opportunity to showcase the talents of New Zealand’s elite divers, competing against some of the world’s best, and will further promote the sport to grass roots level. Kiwi’s love watching international diving events and this is a rare chance for the local public to see it in person. DNZ Convenor of Selectors, Simon Latimer, is excited at the prospect of New Zealand divers vying for Olympic qualification on home soil with very realistic chances of success. For the first time ever, a New Zealand diving event will be broadcast live by Sky Sport, on the recently launched “Sky Sport NEXT” YouTube Channel. Stone further comments that “Diving is a growing sport in this country and the Championship will showcase the grace and aerial talents of the athletes. Diving really is an original extreme sport - it is exciting to take part, and thrilling to watch.” <ENDS> Notes for editors
Diving New Zealand is the national body for diving in New Zealand and aims to promote, foster and encourage the sport of springboard and platform diving.
The competition will be held at WestWave Pool and Leisure, Henderson which comprises a diving pool with 2x1m and 2x3m boards, and 5m, 7.5m and 10m platforms.