Mexican Aranza Vázquez earned a place in diving for Mexico at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, after advancing to the final in the women’s 3-meter springboard event at the World Swimming Championships being held in Doha, Qatar.
The Baja Californian finished in sixth position in the semifinals after collecting 291.40 points, in a phase dominated by the Chinese Yiwen Chen who added 354.75 points, while second place went to her compatriot Yani Chang (332.25); South Korea’s Suji Kim (302.10) qualified third.
Aranza had shown signs of his quality, since in the preliminary phase he finished in fifth position with 283.80 points.
Last year, the Mexican was named the best diver of the year by both the ACC Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
This designation was thanks to winning the one and three meter springboard finals at the 2023 NCAA Championship (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
In the last World Swimming Championships he won the bronze medal in the 1-meter springboard event during the event that took place in Fukuoka, Japan in 2023.
Aranza Váquez will seek to finish on the podium in the 3-meter springboard event of the current World Championship when the final takes place this Friday at 9:30 a.m.