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Ahmed Elsayed holds his gold medal after winning the three-meter springboard
Ahmed Elsayed holds his gold medal after winning the three-meter springboard

CMS Diving Coach Ahmed Elsayed Wins Masters Diving Championship in Japan

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps diving coach Ahmed Elsayed earned the championship of the three-meter men's springboard for the 30-34 year-old age group at the World Aquatics Masters Championships in Kyushu, Japan on Tuesday, August 1. 

Elsayed earned 278.10 points in the three-meter dive to win a tight competition over Stephan Alt of Germany, who finished with 275.60 points.  Elsayed was in second place going into the final dive, but earned a score of 44.55 on a 405C to move past Alt and into first place and pick up the gold medal. 

Elsayed helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's and women's swimming and diving teams to a sweep of the SCIAC Championships in his first year as the program's diving coach. His efforts were particularly important for the Athenas, as CMS went 1-2-3 on both boards, which provided a combined 106 points towards a final margin of final victory of just 10 points.

Emma Ng Pack earned the SCIAC Diver of the Year after winning the one-meter, while Izzy Doud won the three-meter and Makenna Parkinson was All-SCIAC in both. Ng Pack went on to win the NCAA regional championship in the three-meter, and take honorable mention All-America honors in the one-meter with a 12th place finish at natioanls. Jack Griffith was also the SCIAC champion of the one-meter for the Stags, while Cyrus Gaylord was All-SCIAC in the three-meter. 

To view full results from the competition, go to the following link:

World Aquatics Masters Championships