On Friday, Canada claimed two silver synchro medals at the FINA Diving World Series in Montreal.
Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay were the first to reach the podium, finishing second in the women’s 10m synchro event.
The duo had a total score of 328.47 points, featuring a new dive, and landing a new personal best. Ahead of them on the podium were Mi Rae Kim and Jin Mi Jo from the Republic of Korea (329.70 points), while China’s Jiaqi Zhang and Wei Lu finished in third place (320.64 points).
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Quelle performance pour Meaghan et Caeli! Un nouveau plongeon, un record de points ET une médaille d’argent! Tout ça à la maison ! Bravo les filles 🥈 . What a performance from Meg and Caeli! A new dive, a personal best AND a silver medal! All in front of the home crowd!Congrats girls 🥈 . . #dws19 @fina1908 #teamcanada #silver #diving #speedo #montreal #worldseries #teambenfeitomckay
Canada’s second medal of the day, also a silver, was won by Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu in the women’s 3m synchro event with 306.27 points.
Chinese pair Tingmao Shi and Han Wang won the event with 327.00 points, while Australians Anabelle Smith and Maddison Kenney claimed bronze with 303.39 points.
On the men’s side, Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray finished just off the podium in fourth place in the men’s 10m synchro event with 397.71 points.
In the men’s 3m synchro, Quebec natives François Imbeau-Dulac and Philippe Gagne had a total score of 409.11 points, landing in fifth place.
This is the third stop on the FINA Diving World Series. Competition continues through Sunday at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Montreal.