MONTREAL – Two local divers with the Kitchener-Waterloo Diving Club fell short in their bid to make the London Olympic team at trials this weekend.
Brett Gillis, 16, (pictured) finished in 16th place in the 10-metre event, while teammate C.J. Moore, 18, placed 14th in competition Saturday. The pair qualified for their first-ever Olympic trials with strong performances at nationals this season.
Former Olympian Riley McCormick of Victoria earned the Olympic berth again in the 10-metre event, scoring four perfect 10s on his reverse dive in the fifth round to win the competition, scoring 979.80 points.
Moore also finished 17th Sunday in the three-metre event. Olympic silver medalist Alexandre Despatie has already earned the berth in that event.
Diving Canada will find out in June if a second diver can be sent to London in the 10-metre event. In that case, the berth would go to Eric Sehn of Edmonton, who placed second at trials with a score of 863.65.