June 6,2014(ISN) – MONTERREY, Mexico –Olympic medallists Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal and Roseline
Filion of Laval, Que., felt they delivered their finest performance this season
placing third on 10-metre synchro Friday at the final stop on the FINA World Series
Xiaohui Huang and Jie Lian of China took the gold with 338.76 points. Jun Hoong
Cheong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia were second at 328.56 and Benfeito and
Filion, the winners at last week’s World Series stop in Windsor, Ont., were third at
”It was our best competition so far this season,” said Benfeito. ”All our five
dives were solid, there is not one that really stands out. The key was our first
two compulsory dives. We did them better than ever and that gave us a lot of
In the final women’s 10-metre synchro World Series standings which is ranked by
country, China was first with 144 points, Malaysia second at 126 and Canada and
Britain tied for third at 114.
Benfeito and Filion competed at five of the six World Series stops earning a gold,
silver and three bronze. It the first time in six seasons on the circuit that they
won a medal at each stop they entered.
”The more we compete, the better we get,” said Filion. ”It’s another step
towards our goal to be at our best for the World Cup and Commonwealth Games.”
Canadians could not compete at the fourth stop in Russia because the Grand Prix in
Gatineau, Que., a team selection for the Commonwealth Games and FINA World Cup this
summer, was held at the same time.
At 7 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, Jennifer Abel of Laval and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que.,
compete on women’s three-metre synchro.