Canada Wins Mixed World Diving Series Golds at Home in Montreal

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April 30th, 2018 Canada, Diving, International, News

Courtesy: FINA

Canada and Malaysia broke China’s dominance this weekend in Montreal, Canada, the host of the penultimate leg of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2018 held from April 27-29.

The home team pocketed gold in the 3m and 10m mixed events. Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac secured the 3m gold with 325.20, while Meaghan Benfeito and Nathan Zsombor-Murray were the best synchronised pair in the 10m (322.08).

Malaysia’s Pandelela Pamg/Jun Hoong Cheong took the women’s 10m gold with 322.74 points.

Team China bagged all other gold medals at stake. Cao Yuan (531.20) and Qiu Bo (568.15) respectively won the springboard and platform events, while teammates Xie Siyi (529.30) and Yang Jian (551.40) secured the silver medals of the same events.

In the women’s competition, the gold and silver medals of the individual events were claimed by Chinese divers too. In the springboard, Shi Tingmao (381.95)/ Wang Han (376.10) and Wang Han (376.10)/Si Yajie (377.65) proved too strong for the Canadian divers who placed third.

All the Series action can be followed live or on demand on FINAtv and detailed news reports are available on the FINA website.

Medallists in Montreal (CAN):

MEN

3m springboard: 1. Cao Yuan (CHN) 531.20, 2. Xie Siyi (CHN) 529.30, 3. Ilia Zakharov (RUS) 505.05
10m platform: 1. Qiu Bo (CHN) 568.15, 2. Yang Jian (CHN) 551.40, 3. Aleksandr Bondar (RUS) 531.15
3m springboard synchro: 1. Cao Yuan/Xie Siyi (CHN) 463.38, 2. Evgenii Kuznetsov/Ilia Zakharov (RUS) 425.10, 3. Sam Dorman/Mike Hixon (USA) 410.13
10m platform synchro: 1. Qiu Bo/Yang Jian (CHN) 472.11, 2. Aleksandr Bondar/Viktor Minibaev (RUS) 425.28, 3. Steele Johnson/Brandon Loschiavo (USA) 420.66

WOMEN

3m springboard: 1. Shi Tingmao (CHN) 381.95, 2. Wang Han (CHN) 376.10, 3. Jennifer Abel (CAN) 364.80
10m platform: 1. Ren Qian (CHN) 395.85, 2. Si Yajie (CHN) 377.65, 3. Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) 354.65
3m springboard synchro: 1. Chang Yani/Shi Tingmao (CHN) 313.50, 2. Jennifer Abel/Melissa Citrini Beaulieu (CAN) 304.83, 3. Esther Qin/Anabelle Smith (AUS) 295.80
10m platform synchro: 1. Pandelela Pamg/Jun Hoong Cheong (MAS) 322.74 points, 2. Kim Mi Rae/Kim Kuk Hyang (PRK) 321.90, 3. Si Yajie/Lin Shan (CHN) 320.82

MIXED EVENTS

3m synchro: 1. Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac (CAN) 325.20, 2. Thomas Daley and Grace Reid (GBR) 300.84
10m synchro: 1. Meaghan Benfeito and Nathan Zsombor-Murray (CAN) 322.08, 2. Kim Mi Hwa and Hyon Il Myong (PRK) 320.58, 3. Iuliia Timoshinina and Nikita Shleikher (RUS) 299.82

2018 Calendar

1. Beijing (CHN) – March 9-11
2. Fuji (JPN) – March 15-17
3. Montreal (CAN) – April 27-29
4. Kazan (RUS) – May 4-6

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