FINA World Championships Gwangju South Korea

FINA World Championships Gwangju South Korea

22.07.2019


Exciting, I heard it will be a similar pool to the set up we had in 2017 in Budapest. But this time not in front of the parliament but in a football stadium. You have ot impaine it as as one of  these temporary pools som of you have in the  backyard at home just a little bit bigger, but when you are on 20 / 27m it looks more like a small paddling pool and you think: "I hope I will meet the pool! ".

 

Ergebnis:
8. Place

Wow, what a whirlwind competition! I arrived in Gwangju exited about competing my new dive and was pretty focused in that one area. As I leave Gwangju it turns out that there was so much more to this competition than that one dive. Congratulations to all three winners on their incredible performance! As for myself, I am very satisfied with my newest dive. Sometimes taking risks is the right choice. Although I am newer to this sport, I have been lucky to have excellent coaches and a very good program at the Dresden Diving Club, who helped me learn the highest difficulty dive in a very short amount of time. Each time I performed my new dive it was safe and consistent. It is only a matter of time before I can do it with only a little fear so I can relax a bit more. I didn't finish high in the ranking however I learned many new lessons that I will take to my upcoming competitions with Red Bull Cliff Diving in Mostar and Bilbao. I received so much positive feedback from other people about the improvements on my diving that it really builds my confidence. Finally, thank you DSV for standing behind me and the sport of High Diving as we go forwards towards the Olympic Games!