Balleza wins fourth gold for Mexico at Summer Universiade

The Mexican diver excelled at his participations; he also won another gold medal with Alejandra Estrella in mixed synchronized diving

Balleza wins fourth gold for Mexico at Summer Universiade
Mexican iego Balleza in the podium with his competitors from China and Canada - Photo: Taken from Diego Balleza's TWITTER
English 10/07/2019 13:09 Universal Deportes Mexico City Actualizada 13:09
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Diego Balleza had a masterful participation in the Individual 10-meter platform competition and was crowned as world college champion in the 30th Summer Universiade taking place in Napoli, Rome.

The athlete from Nuevo León, Mexico dominated the competition from start to end and obtained 453.70 points, punctuation that resembles more that of a world championship rather than a Universiade. This score allowed him to sweep his competitors.

The Mexican had more than 30 points over the second place, the Chinese Bowen Huang, who finished the competition with 417.35 points, while he overtook the third place for over 50 points, the Canadian Paraudi Gosselin, who finished with 399.10 units.

Balleza had already given a gold medal to the Mexican delegation on Sunday, when he was crowned in mixed synchronized diving, also from the 10-meter platform, with Alejandra Estrella.

Despite this result, Balleza was left out by the Mexican Swimming Federation for the Panamerican Games, while he will only compete in the team modality for the Gwangju Swimming World Championships. That is, he will not participate neither in the individual nor in the synchronized modalities.

Balleza is trained by Ma Jin, like the rest of the Mexican divers who won medals in the Summer Universiade.

At the moment, Mexico already has 9 medals in the competition; 4 of them are gold.

The National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE) congratulated Diego Balleza on his achievement.

 

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