UPDATE: Diving medal count triples on Day 2 in Beijing

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UPDATE: Diving medal count triples on Day 2 in Beijing

Canada’s divers made two more trips to the podium on Saturday to bring their medal total to three in Beijing, where the opening events of the FIFA Diving World Series this season is being contested.

Pamela Ware won a bronze medal in the women’s individual 3m springboard event.


Ware’s total score of 335.25 edged out teammate Jennifer Abel (331.30) to the medals table. Both were behind China’s Shi Tingmao (389.60) and He Zi (372.90).

MEDAL ALERT // ALERTE MÉDAILLE: @PamelaWare1 in/en BRONZE- 3m ind – at the #DWSBeijing! Congrats/Bravo! #GoCanadapic.twitter.com/7FN9swrlPt

— DivingPlongeonCanada (@DivingPlongeon) March 14, 2015

Abel did get on the podium in the first mixed synchro event, with male teammate Fraoncois Imbeau-Dulac. The Canadians won a silver sandwiched between the Chinese and Mexican teams. The medals come a day after a bronze in the women’s 3m synchro.

Friday

Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion have won the bronze medal in the women’s 10m synchro event at the first stop of the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing.

The longtime Canadian duo and Olympic bronze medallists earned a score of 310.86 to finish behind teams from China (345.36) and Malaysia (320.28).

World bronze medallists Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware were fifth in the 3m synchro event. Canada also had entries in both men’s events, with Philippe Gagné and Vincent Riendeau placing sixth in 10m synchro while Gagné teamed with François Imbeau-Dulac for seventh place in the 3m synchro.

Benfeito and Filion in action at a 2014 event in Windsor, Ontario (photo: Diving Plongeon Canada).

Benfeito and Filion in action at a 2014 event in Windsor, Ontario (photo: Diving Plongeon Canada).

Still ahead this weekend are the individual 3m and 10m events. The World Series is diving’s exclusive competition circuit, inviting internationally recognized divers that mostly includes Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medallists. The World Series continues next weekend in Dubai. The Canadian stop is May 22-24 in Windsor, Ontario.

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