Canadians collect four Grand Prix diving medals in Quebec
Canadians divers had a strong showing in front of a home crowd, scoring four FINA Grand Prix medals in Gatineau, Quebec.
Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu finished second in the women’s 3m synchro compeition with a score of 291.00. China’s Hu Ling Chen and Dongjin Jia topped the podium winning with 302.70 points. Australia’s duo of Anabelle Smith and Georgia Sheehan claimed bronze with 279.00 points.
With a silver medal on her account, Abel teamed up with Francois Imbeau-Dulac for 3m mixed synchro. The pair built on their season’s successes and impressed judges to score 296.31 to win the competition. Georgia Sheehan and Matthew Carter finished behind the Canadians with 288.90, edging out Elizabeth Cui and Liam Stone of New Zealand (288.00).
At only her first FINA competition following her stress fracture surgery four months ago, Rio 2016 diver Ware earned a spot on the Grand Prix podium. The Canadian’s score of 311.90 earned her a bronze medal in the women’s 3m springboard competition. Dongin Jia from China won the event with 361.05 points, Australia’s Anabelle Smith was second with 317.35.
Riendeau stood on his first individual podium of the year, capturing silver in the men’s 10m platform after scoring 457.25. Riendeau finished between winner Jian Yang of China (550.60) and bronze medallist Matthew Dixon of Great Britain (446.25).
The diving action will continue on Sunday, with more Canadians eyeing a spot on the podium in Gatineau.