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July 20,2014(ISN) – SHANGHAI – Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., won the bronze medal Sunday on women’s
three-metre at the FINA World Cup diving competition.

Shi Tingmao led China to a 1-2 finish with 383.40 points upsetting world champion He
Zi second at 369.65. Abel, second entering the last round of dives, took the bronze
at 364.05. That equalled her best ever international result. She was third at the
2011 FINA World Championships and her score on Sunday was her highest since those
worlds.

”It’s a very satisfying performance,” said Abel, a two-time Olympian. ”All my
dives were very strong and they had to be in order to stay in contention. That was
my goal.”

Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., a bronze medallists at the 2013 worlds, was also in
the medal hunt most of the way and took fifth spot at 344.40.

On men’s 10-metre tower, Yamg Jian and Qiu Bo of China were first and second and
Ivan Garcia of Mexico third.

Maxim Bouchard of St-Constant, Que., and Vincent Riendeau of Pointe-Claire, Que.,
were 15th and 16th.

”I reached my goal by finishing in the top-16,” said Bouchard, competing at his
first World Cup. ”I didn’t make any major mistakes.”

Canada ends the competition with three bronze medals. Abel was also third with Ware
on three-metre synchro and Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., and Meaghan Benfeito of
Montreal were third on 10-m synchro.

The Chinese divers won gold in all nine events and were 1-2 in each of the four
individual events.

Most of the Canadian team members are headed to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games
which start later this week.

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