Sixteen-year-old Matt Cullen gave the host nation – and his home pool – the most emphatic ending it could wish for at the 24th FINA World Junior Diving Championships. He scored four 9.0s, a 9.5, and a 10.0 on his last dive on the 10m platform to become the first boy to win gold for Canada this week.
MONTREAL – On the last day of the FINA World Junior Diving Championships 2022, Montreal-based Matt Cullen put together two huge dives in the boys’ platform final (for ages 16-18) that scored 84.15 and 86.40 points en route to becoming the only Canadian boy to win gold this week.
“I tried to do my best,” Cullen said of his victory just 10 days before his 17th birthday. “I know there was a lot of good divers against me so I didn’t know what to expect. There was big pressure. I had the whole Team Canada in front of me, cheering for me. I’m very happy about gold.”