Rylan Wiens had a breakout performance at the 2021 FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo where he won bronze in the 10m platform. That helped secure a second Olympic spot for Canada in the event, which Wiens then claimed for himself by finishing second at the national trials on Canada Day. In his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Wiens just missed qualifying for the semifinal by one spot, finishing a tenth of a point back of 18th place.
Wiens went on to make history at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships. He and partner Nathan Zsombor-Murray captured bronze in the men’s 10m synchro event for Canada’s first ever world championship medal in the event. Wiens finished ninth individually in his world championship debut. A month later, Wiens won two silver medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, reaching the podium individually and with Zsombor-Murray.
Wiens was unable to replicate that success in 2023, however. He sustained a neck injury in the spring and then tried to compete through it at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup in Montreal in May. After placing seventh in the 10m synchro event with Zsombor-Murray, Wiens chose to withdraw from the individual event. He was named to the team for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships, but his withdrawal was announced on the eve of the competition.
Though he had competed in his first FINA Grand Prix event in 2017, Wiens had a big international season in 2018. He posted two top-eight finishes at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and then competed at his first FINA World Cup. He closed the year by finishing fourth in the 10m platform at the FINA World Junior Championships in the 16-18 age group.
Wiens competed in his first FINA World Series events in 2019, joining the Canadian team in Beijing and Montreal. He earned his first senior international medal at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid in February 2020, taking silver in the 10m platform.
A Little More About Rylan
Getting into the sport: Started diving at age 6 at summer camp… Won his first junior nationals at age 10… Outside Interests: Studying kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan… Enjoys outdoor activities such as snowmobiling and mountain biking…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Games: 2020 - 19th (10m)
World Aquatics Championship: 2022 – BRONZE (10m synchro), 9th (10m)
FINA World Cup: 2021 – BRONZE (10m); 2018 – 11th (10m synchro), 13th (10m)
Commonwealth Games: 2022 – SILVER (10m synchro), SILVER (10m), 5th (mixed 10m synchro); 2018 – 6th (10m synchro), 8th (10m)
FINA World Junior Championships: 2018 – 4th (10m)