Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

A short breakdown of Canada’s first Diving World Series

A short breakdown of Canada’s first Diving World Series

By Callum Ng

For the first time the Diving World Series is in Canada. The season’s second-to-last stop is Windsor and features six Canadians.

Who’s there?

Four women will threaten the podium. Olympic medallists Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion with relative newcomer Pamela Ware. Two gentlemen will also dive, two-time Olympian Riley McCormick and 18-year-old Vincent Riendeau.

Which events?

The World Series is a prestigious event featuring the very best divers. 2013 World Champs bronze medallist Pam Ware and Jennifer Abel compete in the 3m springboard. They also do 3m synchro together. Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion will leap off the 10m tower, both individually and together.

McCormick will go off the board this week, with Riendeau entered in the 10m. Canada doesn’t have any men’s synchro in the World Series.

Riley McCormick

Why is this important?

On the women’s side, Canada has four divers who are all very good. Individually, Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion are top-5 in the world, as are both synchro teams. And that’s considering they’ve only been to three of four World Series so far. Benfeito has a silver medal from the London stop. Ware won a bronze. The synchro teams have medalled multiple times.

But they’re all chasing the Chinese. He Zi is tops on the board and Lui Huixia on platform. China’s synchro teams are unbeaten in World Series competition this season.

Where can I watch?

If you live in Windsor, or nearby, we recommend watching at the pool. Everything is better live. If not, both Sportsnet and RDS will be replaying the action very soon. You can also follow Olympic.ca or @CDNOlympicTeam for results.

DIV Gillette Canada Cup 10130505

 

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

Olympic Club

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 71358 points
  • Earned this week: 5855 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 55721 points
  • Earned this week: 3985 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 45575 points
  • Earned this week: 2550 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 34881 points
  • Earned this week: 1950 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 34197 points
  • Earned this week: 2005 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 25591 points
  • Earned this week: 1178 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24760 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 18350 points
  • Earned this week: 650 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,274 other followers