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.

Silver start: Abel and Ware second as FINA Diving World Cup begins

Silver start: Abel and Ware second as FINA Diving World Cup begins

By Callum Ng

Canada is off to a great start at the FINA Diving World Cup, with Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware winning a silver medal in 3m synchro on Wednesday.

SEE ALSO: ‘Medals the target’ as divers plunge into FINA Diving World Cup

The Montreal-based pair scored 318.33, ahead of Australians Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith. The Chinese team of Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao won decisively with 340.50 points.

“We couldn’t be happier, said Abel on the Diving Plongeon Canada website, “We showed a lot of stability in our dives and we stayed calm throughout the entire competition.”

The World Cup and World Championships alternate years as FINA’s premiere diving event. For 22-year-old Abel, it is her fifth straight year winning a medal in 3m synchro with one other silver and one other bronze from each major competition. Abel also has a bronze medal in the event from London 2012.

Ware, who turned 21 this year is starting a streak as well. She was Abel’s teammate for last season’s World Championship bronze.

In men’s 10m synchro Maxim Bouchard and Philippe Gagné were 11th.

Abel and Ware will have a day off on Thursday and the opportunity to watch Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion aim for the podium in the women’s 10m synchro event.

The individual events commence from Shanghai on Friday.

Dive Life: A training day with Canadian Olympic divers

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: 71913 points
  • Earned this week: 5810 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: 2150 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 35151 points
  • Earned this week: 1920 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

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

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 25745 points
  • Earned this week: 1099 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24760 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 18375 points
  • Earned this week: 575 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