2017 Diving European Diving Championship LEN Events News

KIEV 2017, 1m springboard – Women flash quotes

BERTOCCHI Elena ITA
1m Synchronised Women Final
LEN European Diving Championships 2017
Sport Center LIKO, Kiev UKR
Jun 12 - 18, 2017
Day06 17-06-2017
Photo © Giorgio Scala/Deepbluemedia/Insidefoto

Elena Bertocchi, Italy, Gold, 282.80 points:

“My goal was to win a medal here in Kiev, whether in an individual or in a synchro competition. Now I’ve got golds from two competitions – the 1m springboard and the mixed 3m synchro. That’s definitely great, even if my performance was not perfect today. I made a few minor mistakes but in total I can be very satisfied.”

Nadezhda Bazhina, Russia, Silver, 277.35 points:

“My mood today is much better than after the first day. After the team event bronze I was very excited, but then I calmed back again. My dives today were stable. In Budapest, I won the European title in the 3m event in 2010. In this respect I am approaching the World Championships in Budapest next month with a positive attitude.”

Louisa Stawczynski, Germany, Bronze, 271.80 points:

“It was a nerve-racking competition. Anyway, I’m always nervous before the competition, but today it was very bad. I did not realise that before the last dive I only had a lead of 0.05 points ahead of the fourth place. My goal was a 6th place as in the previous year. I clearly exceeded this goal.”