Carlson off to Youth Olympics


Thunder Bay’s Molly Carlson is off to the Youth Olympics.
The Thunder Bay Diving Club diver was added to the Canadian team to compete in the three-metre competition by Diving Canada technical director Mitch Geller, former coach of the Thunder Bay club.
The Games will be held Aug. 16 to Aug. 28 in Nanjing, China.
The top 10 divers at the Youth Games qualifying trials in Guadalajara, Mexico in February moved on to the Youth Olympics.
Carlson finished 11th, but a diver from the Russian federation was pulled from the team and Carslon received the final spot.
By making the Youth Olympic team, Carlson will also compete at the World Junior Diving Championships Sept. 9-10 in Pensa, Russia.