The girls in group B (15-16 years old) did not bring any surprises in 1m springboard . The three leaders in the preliminary competitions repeated their success in the final with remarkable accuracy.
Johanna Krauss from Germany won her first world title with 341.95 points thanks to the successful performance of the last third jump - 105 B. Thus Krauss pushed out from the first place Italian Elisa Pizzini. Host athlete, Ukrainian Ksenia Baylo became the bronze medallist. The Republic of Korea, Croatia and Sweden are also in the top six.
Johanna Krauss, the winner: “It’s a very nice feeling of being the world champion. This is unexpected, but I am really happy and proud of myself. It’s my first Junior diving world championships and my first title. Last dive,105 B, was the most difficult for me. I was a little nervous.»
Elisa Pizzini, silver medallist: " I'm a little upset. Usually I dive better than today, but I'm glad of the medal anyway. Reverse 1 1/2 Som Twist 1 1/2 was the hardest for me. It's my first medal in this season and the first world medal."
Ksenia Baylo, bronze medallist: “The Preliminary round was much more difficult. Springboard is not my main discipline, because I specialise in platform. First of all, I competed with myself, in the final I managed to score more points than in the morning session. In general, I am satisfied with my performance."
The 23nd FINA World Junior Diving Championships, staged in Kyiv LIKO Sport Center until December, 9, will proceed tomorrow with 3 more medals sets on offer - in the Girls A 1m springboard, Girls B platform and Boys A/B 3m synchro springboard.