NAIT student is Canada’s only diver at the FISU 27th Summer Universiade in Russia
A lot can happen in three seconds. That’s roughly how long it takes NAIT Business Administration – Marketing student and competitive diver Cody Yano to complete his complex aerial acrobatics after launching himself off a springboard.
In fact, he’s gotten so good at cramming that brief period with twists, turns and tumbles that he landed a spot during national trials in Quebec City as Canada’s only diver at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, which runs until July 17. Held every two years, the games bring together 9,000 student-athletes in as many as 16 sports, making them, in size and scale, second only to the Olympics.
Is it a stepping stone to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? That’s Yano’s aim, but for now the 22-year-old student is focusing on little more than those three seconds.
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Yano competes Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6. Arrangements can be made for media interviews.
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