Junior World Championship Success
Crystal Palace Diver, Kyle Kothari (16 years) picks up a bronze on 10 metre at the Junior World Championships behind the two Chinese divers. Kyle, who is coached by Xiangyan Kong has had a remarkable year. Before the summer Kyle won the Junior European Championships and has added more difficult dives to his repertoire in preparation for the World Championships. Kyle also beat the new star of USA diving Jorden Windle, who last month won the Senior USA National Championships.
On his return from Russia, London Swimming are honouring Kyle with Athlete of the year at their annual meeting this coming Thursday.
Noah Williams (14 years) also coached by Xiangyan finished 6th in the Junior World boys 14 to 15 age group. Noah was a late addition to the team after a remarkable performance, winning two golds in Rome over the summer at the Italian club international.
Xiangyan said “Kyle and Noah have worked very hard for their results they are good examples to the younger divers in our team of how to train and succeed. We now have two years to practice for the Olympic trials and I think believe the both have a chance to try for a spot on the British Olympic team for Rio.”
Chris Snode added ” it is a double celebration for Xiangyan as yesterday his wife gave birth to their first baby… it’s a boy!
Well done Palace divers Kyle and Noah and coach Xiangyan!!!!!