In her second Olympic Games at London 2012, Roseline Filion won 10m synchro bronze with partner Meaghan Benfeito. The best friends and diving sisters have been one the best 10m teams in the world since a surprising bronze medal at the 2005 FINA World Championships which came just a couple of months after they placed third at the Canada Cup, their first international competition together. Fourth in 2007 and 2009, they returned to the world championship podium with silver in 2013, a result they replicated in 2015. The duo has also won medals at three straight editions of the biennial FINA World Cup. Filion has won multiple medals at other multi-sport games, including silver with Benfeito at the 2011 Pan Am Games. At the 2015 Pan Am Games the pair won gold in the 10m synchro event and shared the podium in the individual 10m event, in which Benfeito took bronze behind silver medallist Filion. In 2014 she was a double Commonwealth Games medallist, winning 10m synchro gold with Benfeito and an individual bronze medal.
Family: Parents Marc and Helene Filion… Older brother Maxime… Getting into the Sport: Did gymnastics from ages 5 to 9, but changed passions when she saw Annie Pelletier win 3m springboard bronze at Atlanta 1996… Competed in diving at the Quebec Games at age 10 and the Canadian junior championships at age 11… Outside Interests: Loves fashion, reading fashion magazines and shopping… Enjoys going to restaurants, the theatre and comedy shows… Likes watching tennis, hockey and baseball… Would like to work in media… Discovered a love for radio when she prepared two stories for Montreal station CIBL… Pursuing a Bachelor of Communications at Université de Montréal… Odds and Ends: Olympic dream came from her father who still has tickets from Montreal 1976 where her mother was a volunteer…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
OG: 2012 – BRONZE (10m synchro), 10th (10m); 2008 – 7th (10m synchro)
PAG: 2015 – GOLD (10m synchro), SILVER (10m); 2011 – SILVER (10m synchro), 4th (10m)
CWG: 2014 – BRONZE (10m), GOLD (10m synchro); 2010 – 4th (10m), 8th (10m synchro); 2006 – BRONZE (10m synchro), 4th (10m)
FINA WCh: 2015 – SILVER (10m synchro), 13th (10m); 2013 – SILVER (10m synchro), 8th (10m); 2011 – 7th (10m synchro), 8th (10m); 2009 – 10th (10m), 4th (10m synchro); 2007 – 4th (10m synchro), 12th (10m); 2005 – BRONZE (10m synchro)
FINA WCup: 2014 – BRONZE (10m synchro), 5th (10m); 2012 – SILVER (10m synchro), 4th (10m); 2010 – BRONZE (10m synchro), 6th (10m)