July 31,2014(ISN) – EDINBURGH, Scotland – Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal won the gold medal Thursday on
women’s 10-m tower in diving action at the Commonwealth Games while Roseline Filion
of Laval, Que., took the bronze.
Benfeito earned 372.65 points for the victory with Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia
second at 368.55 and Filion third at 361.80.
”It can’t get any better than winning two gold medals at your last competition of
the season,” said Benfeito, also the 10-m synchro champion Wednesday with Filion.
”I had a really tough morning in preliminaries. To come out on top is absolutely
Fiion said she exceeded her expectations to cap her best season internationally on
”Coming out with 361 points and a bronze medal is absolutely amazing,” she said.
”It was a tough competition with many of the world’s best and I’m pleased with my
achievement. I just wanted to do good dives in the final and do a better score than
in preliminaries. I knew if I did that I stood a good shot at a medal. ”
Carol-Ann Ware of Beloeil, Que., was seventh at 320.80.
On men’s three-metre, Ooi Tze Lang of Malaysia won the gold medal with 457.60
points, Jack Laugher of England was second at 449.70 and his compatriot Oliver
Dingley third at 413.40.
Two-time Olympian Riley McCormick of Victoria was fourth at 413.40, François
Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., seventh and Cody Yano of Edmonton ninth.
”I felt like this was an event I could have won a medal in,” said McCormick, who
switched from tower to springboard after the 2012 Olympics. ”I’m pretty
disappointed. The execution was good but I just couldn’t manage the entries, so I
gave up a lot of points there.”
After two days of competition Canada has four diving medals (two gold, a silver and
Diving competition continues Friday.