Fortes, Derbyshire dominant at South Is champs

Otago diver Dominic Fortes (15) shows his class while competing at the South Island Diving...
Otago diver Dominic Fortes (15) shows his class while competing at the South Island Diving Championships at Moana Pool on Saturday. PHOTO GREGOR RICHARDSON
Two Otago competitors dominated the South Island Diving Championships at Moana Pool this weekend.

Dominic Fortes collected the major prizes on offer in his categories.

The 15-year-old King's High School pupil won the W.H. Matthews Memorial Cup for the best combined score across the three disciplines in his age-group.

He also won the Kirkley Challenge Cup men's open event.

The other dominant diver was 12-year-old Sophie Derbyshire.

She had the best combined score in her age-group and also claimed the Gwen Rix Challenge women's open event.

The other notable performances came from 11-year-old Lybia Nilsen, who won the girls under-11 3m springboard.

In addition, 14-year-old Rohan Leckie-Zaharic won the 5m platfrom in his age-group.

The event attracted 39 divers, including one from as far afield as Auckland.

There were 14 events during the two days of the championships.

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