Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Photo: AP/Michael Sohn

Canadian divers leave Windsor with three World Series medals

Five Canadians found the World Series podium on home soil in Windsor, wrapping up the weekend with a total of three FINA diving medals.

Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac gave Canada its final podium finish in Windsor, with a World Series silver in 3m mixed synchro. The duo’s silver medal performance allowed them to cap off the circuit with a medal on each of the four stops.

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François Imbeau-Dulac and Jennifer Abel, after winning a 3m mixed synchro World Series silver in Windsor, on April 17 2016 (Photo : FINA)

The mixed synchro title went to Chinese divers Han Wang and Zheng Li (335.10), while Australians Kevin Chavez and Maddison Keeney completed the podium capturing bronze (308.82).


Olympians Meaghan Benfeito and Vincent Riendeau teamed up to increase Canada’s medal count on day two. The pair finished second in mixed 10m synchro after scoring 314.82, to edge out Australian bronze medallists Melissa Wu and Domonic Bedggood (314.04).

The gold went to Jie Lian and Junjie Lian from China who topped the podium with 344.37 points.


Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu got Canada onto the podium at the FINA Diving World Series in Windsor, Ontario,  winning silver in the synchronized 3m springboard.

The Canadian duo scored 305.52 to finish sandwiched between Chinese gold medallists Chang Yani and Shi Tingmao (310.80) and Australian bronze medallists Esther Qin and Anabelle Smith (299.70) at the fourth and final stop of the elite international circuit.

Sitting second after the first three rounds, Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu moved into the lead briefly after the fourth of their five dives when one of the Chinese competitors had a major miss. But Chang and Shi re-claimed top spot with their final effort.

This is the second World Series medal of the season for Abel and Citrini Beaulieu, who previously won bronze in Guangzhou, China in early March.

Canada just missed out on another medal when Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay finished fourth in the synchronized 10m platform.

The World Series continues throughout the weekend, concluding on Sunday.