Abel wins two diving world series silvers on the final day in Dubai

Jennifer Abel dove to silver in women’s 3m springboard, before joining Francois Imbeau-Dulac in 3m mixed synchro for another second place finish at the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai.

The Canadians’ silver medal performances on day three, brings Canada’s medal count to four in Dubai and seven overall in the 2016 world series circuit.

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Abel secured the women’s three meter springboard silver with a score of 378.20 to edge out China’s Wang Han, who finished third with a score of 374.44. Han’s teammate, Tingmao Shi won the competition registering 392.25 points.

After winning her first medal of the weekend, Abel joined Imbeau-Dulac to win another silver in 3m mixed synchro and the duos second straight world series silver. The pair scored total 323.26 points and registered the best fifth dive in the in the competition. China’s Wang Han and Yang Hao win the gold medal with a score of 337.50. the Russian team of Kristina Ilinykh and Nikita Shleikher landed the final spot on the podium (302.43).

This was Abel’s first day on the podium in Dubai, after finishing fourth in the 3m synchro competition with Pamela Ware on Thursday. Canada will leave world series stop in Dubai with a totoal of four medals

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The next stop on the world series, brings divers to Canada for the circuit’s third competition in Windsor from April 15 to 17.

March 18, 2016

Meaghan Benfeito and Vincent Riendeau added another silver medal to Canada’s FINA Diving World Series account, after the 10m mixed synchro competition on Friday in Dubai.

The Canadians scored 307.38 points to win silver and claim their second world series medal, after finishing third last weekend in Beijing. China’s Xiaohu Tai and Yani Chang topped the podium in Dubai with a score of 349.74, while Russia’s Yulia Timoshinina and Nikita Shleikher accumulated 305.22 to take bronze.

The pair’s most recent 10m mixed synchro result moved them into second in the world rankings. The Canadians sit behind China and ahead of France after two events in 2016 world series.

March 17, 2016

Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion are back on the 10m synchronised podium, with a silver medal from the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai on Thursday.


London 2012 medallists Benfeito and Filion, finished second with 326.58 points, just behind Chinese winners Lui Huixia and Si Yajie who scored 333.24 to take gold. Great Britain’s Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson claimed the third spot on the podium with a total of 311.76 points.


This was the pair’s first podium finish since Filion returned to competition only two months after breaking her ankle during a training session. Filion made her return at the Olympic test event which doubled as a World Cup, where she helped secure a spot for Canada in the women’s 10m platform at Rio 2016. The duo competed last week at the first World Series event in Beijing, where they just missed the 10m synchro podium, after finishing fourth in the event.