Skip to content

Hattie claims diving gold in national 3M springboard

Bryden Hattie, of Canada, competes during the men's 3m springboard final at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup 2023 in Montreal, Sunday, May 7, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

TORONTO — Bryden Hattie of Victoria moved one step closer to qualifying for the World Diving Championships on Friday by winning the gold medal in the 3-metre springboard event at the Canadian championships in Toronto.

Throughout the final round, the Boardswork Diving Club member battled hard against Texas A&M University diver Victor Povzner, who came out of the event with a higher score than Hattie.

However, given that Povzner does not dive for Canada internationally, both divers received gold medals and Hattie (430.85 points) was declared the Canadian champion.

“I woke up this morning knowing what I needed to do to win. I wanted to be consistent in the qualification rounds, and then just enjoy the final. I felt light, which helped a lot,” said the new Canadian champion, a few moments after his win.

Thomas Ciprick of Calgary secured the silver medal with 407.55 points, while Cédric Fofana of Montreal earned bronze with 401.80.

“I probably could have had a better score, but I’m still satisfied with my performance. In the final, my first three dives weren’t up to my expectations, but I stayed calm and finished strong,” said Ciprick.

Hattie is now a step closer to qualifying for the World Diving Championships, which will be held in Fukuoka, Japan, from July 14-22.

“There was definitely a lot of pressure, but I tried to stay focused on my dives. I learned a lot in my last few competitions, and I think that’s been good for my confidence,” said Hattie.

The members of Canada’s delegation to Japan will officially be announced next week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2026.

The Canadian Press

Looking for National Sports News? viewed on a mobile phone

Check out Village Report - the news that matters most to Canada, updated throughout the day.  Or, subscribe to Village Report's free daily newsletter: a compilation of the news you need to know, sent to your inbox at 6AM.