AIDA WC 2017: Day 6 – Men’s CNF: Start List & Predictions

It’s another Dive Off! Oh man I love this. William Trubridge and Alexey Molchanov are announcing the same depth of 90m for the benefit of all of us spectators.

Though not as spectacularly deep as the CWT competition having the two final divers on the start list announcing the same depth brings back the same excitement as three ago.

So who stands a chance on the medals?

William Trubridge – New Zeeland AP 90m
William has one early turn from the FIM competition (still worth a gold medal) and one disqualification from the CWT with him into this competition day. I’m sure he’s pumped to make it right this time in his favourite discipline by announcing a depth 12m shallower than his World Record. A gold medal is his.

Alexey Molchanov- Russia AP 90m
Alexey has developed into a top CNF diver the last few years. A benefit of being so dominant in CWT leaving him time to work on his weaker disciplines. With one gold and one disqualification so far in this comp I’m sure he is not satisfied yet. Shared gold is my prediction.

Morgan Bourc’his – France AP 86m
“Mr Perfect” has announced the second deepest dive of the comp. With a National Record of 90m from 2015 and a bronze medal from VB2017 with 88m I’m confident he’ll make it here too. The bronze medal should be his and if one of the giants slip it could be worth a silver.

Dean Chaouche – UK AP 77m
9 meters down the start list we find Dean announcing a dive 3 meters shy of his National Record for the UK from VB2017. He announced 77m in the Caribbean Cup last month but didn’t show. This time I think  he’ll get it right

Remy Dubern – France AP 77m
Remy announced the same depth as Dean. He has a Official Record of 70m from the WC 2015 pre-comp but I’m sure he has dived much deeper than that in training. With some luck it could carry him all the way to a bronze medal.

Stig Pryds – Denmark AP 73m
Stig hasn’t had a very good competition so far. In CNF he has dived on these depths for a couple of years and I believe CNF is his best and of course last chance to get it right in these championships. As we have seen a lot of disqualifications in the men’s competitions so far a white card here could very well be worth a bronze.

 

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