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2017 Diving European Diving Championship LEN Events News

KIEV 2017, Platform – Men flash quotes

Benjamin Auffret, France, Gold, 511.75 points:

“I don’t know what to say. I competed really well today. But that does not mean anything. Anyway, for the World Championships I’m definitely in a good mood now, but in Budapest everything can be quite different again. Perhaps it was an advantage for me today that during the week I did not have to compete in as many competitions as my opponents who had to perform also in the synchro and mixed competitions.”

Viktor Minibaev, Russia, Silver, 493.25 points:

“Of course I wanted to win here today, but silver is also a good result. I expected a tough fight with Frenchman Benjamin Auffret. The competition today was an important test in view of the World Championships. Until then I would like to improve my dives. The organisation of these championships was excellent.”

Matthew Lee, Great Britain, Bronze, 485.55 points:

“My main goal was to bring the six dives good into the water today, and I think I succeeded doing that. I am very satisfied with my performance, especially as there were quite a few more competitors here who performed very well. The European Championships in Kiev were a good experience before the Worlds in Budapest.”