Jennifer Abel wins silver at diving World Series

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Louis Daignault

March 16, 2013, Beijing (ISN) – Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., won the silver medal on Saturday in the women’s individual three-metre at the first stop on the FINA World Series diving circuit.

He Zi of China took the gold with 395.65 points, Abel followed at 335.20 and Tania Cagnotto of Italy was third at 330.70.

Abel produced a consistent performance averaging 7.5’s from the judges on all her five dives in the final. Cagnotto was equally consistent and the difference for silver was Abel scoring slightly higher than the Italian on three dives.

Earlier Saturday, Abel won her semifinal heat with a similar performance totaling 339.75 points to stand second overall heading into the evening final.

The FINA World Series has expanded from four to six-stops this season and is reserved for the top-ranked eight divers in the world in each event.

Competition ends Sunday. Roseline Filion of Laval and Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal compete in the individual 10-metre tower. Filion and Benfeito took silver on Friday in the 10-metre synchro.

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