Diver Maddison Keeney bombs out after scoring a perfect zero at World Titles

Aussie diver Maddison Keeney messed up a dive for the second time this week, costing her a podium finish

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  • Maddison Keeney bombed out of the World Aquatic Championships 
  • The Australian diver let nerves get the better of her during both her finals
  • In the 1m springboard she baulked, losing two points and dropping to 7th 
  • While in the 3m springboard event she fell off the platform, scoring a 0
  • The talented teenager is known by competitors for her high dive difficulty

 

The Australian diver who bombed out of the finals at the World Aquatic Championships in Russia is back at it again, making a mess of it a dive in the 3m event just days after her disastrous flop.

Maddison Keeney, 19, was trying to brush aside her misfortune at the 1m springboard finals on Saturday, when she tripped. It automatically meant she was deducted two points, pushing her to seventh place.

The talented young gun with huge potential, isn't a stranger to nerves, but experienced the same medal-stealing hesitation at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. 

 

The 19-year-old crashed out of the World Aquatics Championships in Russia on Tuesday with an embarrassing performance in the final round of the women's 1m springboard.

The teenager's nerves appeared to have got the better of her and following the disastrous dive she slipped from fourth place to twelfth.

As the manoeuvre carried a high degree of difficulty at 3.2, if she had nailed, it the 19-year-old may have landed herself on the podium. 

 
The Australian diver bombed out of the final of the World Aquatics Championships in Russia

The Australian diver bombed out of the final of the World Aquatics Championships in Russia

The 19-year-old looked downcast after her dive, which she failed to score any points for

The 19-year-old looked downcast after her dive, which she failed to score any points for

But the Kiwi-born baulked and all but fell off the platform, failing to register a score and relegating her to last in the 12-strong quality field (226.05).

Footage from the event shows the 19-year-old bouncing on the platform before appearing to lose her balance.

 

She was propelled from the front of the diving board and completed a move that one might see at their local pool. 

It was almost a carbon copy of Keeney's 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games effort.

Keeney looked primed for 1m gold in Scotland, only to baulk on the platform before her second-last dive, costing her a two point deduction and relegating her to silver. 

Footage from the event shows the 19-year-old bouncing on the platform
before appearing to lose her balance

Footage from the event shows the 19-year-old bouncing on the platform (left) before appearing to lose her balance (right)

Kenney, pictured in Shanghai last week, also bombed out in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Kenney, pictured in Shanghai last week, also bombed out in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Following her disaster dive this week, Keeney's teammate and Commonwealth 3m champion Esther Qin (280.50 points) claimed an impressive fifth placing in the women's one-metre platform final at Kazan.

Earlier, Australia's Grant Nel and young gun James Connor placed 10th in the 3m synchro heats (384.87) to scrape into Tuesday night's 12-strong final behind pace setters Evgenii Kuznetsov and Ilia Zakharov (448.68) of Russia 

 
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By Staff Afeni 02/08/2015 02:07:00