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Tallahassee diver captures AAU National Championship

Posted: 11:41 PM, May 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 23:41:46-04
Tallahassee diver captures AAU National Championship

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - For Tallahassee's Jordan Green, diving just comes naturally. The former gymnast picked up the sport after wanting to try something new, and it stuck. The former gymnast picked up the sport after wanting to try something new, and it stuck.

"Diving is my passion now," he said, and it's a passion that is paying off, as Green is an AAU National Champion.

"Jordan was a really successful gymnast and I think for him to transition from gymnastics to diving was a really easy transition for him," said Chelsea Ale, Green's coach at Tomahawk Diving. "He's just been getting better and better and I think it's nice to see him get rewarded for all the hard work he's been putting in."

"I want to accomplish way more than I already am now and I'm also very proud of myself because I've come a long way in only about two years," he added. "I'm going to keep working harder and harder every day."

A work ethic he's hoping will take him to new heights, and inspire those around him.

Jordan: "For me, I've been doing this for about two years, just very astonishing because I've only been doing this for two years and I've been to Nationals twice," said Green. "That's pretty fun."

"It's great to have a National Champion, but it's also great for the kids to kind of be pushed a little more, like alright, so we have a National Champion, let's try and get another," added Ale. "I know the kids are really proud of him when they see his hard work paying off."

Hard work Green plans to keep going.

"I want to win first place every time I dive. I want to get better and better too," said Green.

Better and better, so he can bring home more gold medals.