The two Greek divers who competed in the 10m individual qualifier at the Fina Diving World Cup in Tokyo, Nikos Molvalis and Thanos Tsirikos, could not finally get the coveted ticket to the Olympics in this particular event.
Nikos Molvalis collected 341.85 points and took the 32nd place in the total, among the 46 athletes who took part in the qualifying round, as the last dive cost him. Molvalis was 24th in the qualifying round for Tokyo. Thanos Tsirikos, moreover, with 332.35 b. took 35th place and was 27th in a row for Olympic qualification.
It is characteristic that Molvalis, after his fifth and penultimate dive, was in the 21st position of the general classification and qualified with a good one (while also claiming qualification in the 18 of the semifinal), but he had an unfortunate attempt in the last dive, which spoiled the overall score, dropped him low in the rankings and cost him an Olympic ticket.
Federal coach Petros Fyrigos told us: “This is the peculiarity of our sport. Judging by the detail, this is its beauty. We could, it didn’t happen at the last minute. We reached the spring and did not drink water. What to do, we move on. Our next effort is at 3 m. I emphasize to you, however, that the effort is made under difficult conditions “.
The last attempt of the Greek dives to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place on Wednesday (5/5), at dawn, at 4:00, Greek time, in the qualifying 3 m. Trampoline, in which Thanos Tsirikos and Theophilos Authinos.
Source: Zougla.gr by www.zougla.gr.
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