July 16th, 2024

Caeli McKay leads young Canadian diving team into Paris Olympics

By The Canadian Press on June 19, 2024.

After just missing out on a medal at the Tokyo Games, Caeli McKay will look to stand on the Olympic podium for the first time when she leads a young Canadian diving team this summer in Paris. McKay competes during the women's 10m platform final at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup 2024 in Montreal, Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

TORONTO – After just missing out on a medal at the Tokyo Games, Caeli McKay will look to stand on the Olympic podium for the first time when she leads a young Canadian diving team this summer in Paris.

The 24-year-old from Calgary was among five athletes named to the team Wednesday by Diving Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

McKay and partner Meaghan Benfeito finished fourth in the 10-metre synchro event in Tokyo.

It was a comeback performance from McKay, who sustained a serious ankle injury at the Canadian Olympic trials shortly before the games.

Margo Erlam, Kate Miller, Rylan Wiens and Nathan Zsombor-Murray join McKay on the Olympic squad.

The Canadian team is in a transition phase, with longtime team members Benfeiro and Jennifer Abel retiring after the Tokyo Games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 19, 2024.

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