Windsor home to Diving World Series this weekend
Canada’s top divers are about to take a dip into friendly waters this weekend in the latest FINA Diving World Series stop at Windsor, Ontario.
After four events in Beijing, Dubai, Kazan and London, Windsor marks the one and only Canadian date in the World Series calendar. The border city’s International Aquatic and Training Centre is the penultimate stop in the series before it concludes in Mexico next weekend.
Canadian divers have upset their supremely talented Chinese counterparts to take individual gold in the women’s 10m platform for the last two stops in Kazan and London. First Meaghan Benfeito beat Chen Ruolin in Russia, then a week later Roseline Filion defeated Liu Huixia in England. Partisan Canadians will be hoping that winning streak continues in Windsor this weekend.
The other two female divers of note – who make up the ‘Fab IV’ – are 3m springboard specialists Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware. In the overall standings, Abel and Ware are second and third in the individual event, though nobody has been able to unseat China’s Shi Tingmao at any of the World Series venues as she has won four straight.
In the synchro events, Canadian women are second to China in both the 3m and 10m categories, although Malaysia is only three points behind the Canadians in the latter.
Canadian men have yet to medal in the series this season in individual or syncho (mixed events notwithstanding), and will be looking for a breakthrough at home.
The event runs from May 22-24 (tickets available here).