Arturo Miranda leaves Diving Canada; will be replaced by coach Hui Tong

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MONTREAL – Diving Canada will begin a new Olympic cycle with a new head coach. The organization announced the departure of coach Arturo Miranda on Wednesday and said he will be replaced by China’s Hui Tong.

“Miranda has been a major contributor to the Montreal Diving Institute’s program since 2012 and has been instrumental in Canada’s international success during this period,” said the statement from Diving Canada, without specifying the reasons for her departure. .

Hui succeeds Miranda and will become the head coach of the Montreal Diving Institute (IPM) program, located at the Institut national du sport du Québec (INSQ). Diving Canada has indicated it will take up its post “early in 2022”.

“Hui is regarded around the world as an extremely competent diving expert and coach,” said Mitch Geller, Technical Director of Diving Canada.

Hui, from Wuhan, represented his country as a member of the national diving team between 1977 and 1989. He is two-time world champion in the 10m World Cup (1985, 1987) and was fourth at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Hui will be on familiar ground in Canada.

After retiring from the sport in 1989, he became the head coach of Dive Calgary, where he led his club to several national and international medals. From 1990 to 2000, he also coached Eryn Bulmer (1997 World Cup champion) and Blythe Hartley, and represented Team Canada at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2000 in Athens.

– This report from La Presse Canadienne was first published in French on October 13, 2021.


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