GATINEAU, Canada — Tennessee junior Liam Stone captured silver in the men’s 3-meter competition Sunday at the FINA Canada Cup.
Stone, who was named SEC Diver of the Year last week, earned his first senior international diving medal. He put together a six-dive score of 457.40 to finish second in the six diver field.
“Liam was a model of consistency and precision in the finals today,” Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington said. “I was very proud of him. This is a very big step for him in his international career against a very high quality field.”
Chao He of China pulled away from the pack to win in 502.65.
In addition to his silver, Stone also earned a bronze Sunday in 3-meter mixed synchro with fellow New Zealander Elizabeth Cui, who attends LSU.
“They did a remarkable job bringing in the bronze against an excellent field,” Parrington said. “What’s most amazing is that they hadn’t hadn’t had much of a chance to practice since the Kazan world championships in 2013. Memory served them well.”