Story by REDintern Chantal Liew. Photos by Singapore Swimming Association.
OCBC Aquatic Centre, Friday, June 9, 2017 — Team Singapore national divers Myra Lee and Ashlee Tan finished second and third respectively with scores of 229.55 and 220.25 in the Women’s FINA Open 1-metre Springboard. Shaye Boddington, 31, of New Zealand claimed the top spot with a final score of 235.10 at the 8th Singapore National Diving Championships.
Boddington’s experience showed from the very first dive when she skillfully executed an inward 1½ somersault to gain a 3.6 point lead over Lee.
Boddington, who is heading to the World Championships this July, extended her lead over Lee and Tan in the last four dives thanks to her higher difficulty ratings and more complex dives.
Lee, a silver medallist at the 2015 SEA Games, had managed to put up a good showing and executed all five of her dives consistently which saw her extend a lead over her fellow national diver, Ashlee Tan.
Despite getting off to a slightly shaky start, 16-year-old Tan, managed to keep her head up to finish off her last dive well. The 2015 SEA Games silver medallist scored two 8’s to end her programme off on a high note.
With this result, Myra Lee and Ashlee Tan qualify for the World Championships in Budapest this July, before they fly to Kuala Lumpur in August for the upcoming SEA Games.
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