Photo: AP/Sergei Grits
Photo: AP/Sergei Grits

Diving World Series synchro bronze for Benfeito & Riendeau

Meaghan Benfeito and Vincent Riendeau have reached the podium again. On Saturday, the Quebec duo finished in third place in the 10m mixed synchro event at the World Diving Series in Kazan, Russia.

Benfeito and Riendeau won bronze with 306.72 points, behind 2nd place North Koreans Il Myong Hyon and Mi Hwa Fim (330.00 points) and winners Iuliia Timoshinina and Nikita Shleikher of Russia (331.35 points).

The two have medalled in this event several times. Last year they won bronze in Beijing and silver in Windsor during the 2017 World Diving Series. In 2015, they finished 3rd at the FINA World Championships.

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This is the second medal for Canada this weekend, adding to the silver medal Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu won yesterday in the women’s 3m synchro.

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Riendeau has a chance for another medal later today, in the individual 10m platform event. Pamela Ware could also land on the podium for Canada in the women’s 3m springboard.

Competition continues in Kazan through Sunday.