Diving Plongeon Canada – FINA DIVING WORLD CUP DAY 1 | MEN’S 3M SYNCHRO
ROSELINE FILION TO COMPETE IN THE WOMEN’S 10M EVENT ON DAY 2
Please note that the competition schedule has recently been updated.
The latest version is available on Aquece Rio and in our Media Guide.
Event: Men’s 3M Synchro
Time: Prelims at 10:45 EST / Final at 17:15 EST
Canadian entries: Philippe Gagné and François Imbeau-Dulac
Olympic qualification: four teams will earn qualification for their country
Media Guide & photos: Dropbox
Streaming: Finals will be webstreamed on http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast
Results, start list and dive list: Omega Timing
***Philippe Gagné and François Imbeau-Dulac will be available for interviews once they are done competing.***
Diving Plongeon Canada is pleased to announce that Roseline Filion, who fractured her ankle this past December, will be competing in the Women’s 10M event this Saturday, alongside teammate Celina Toth.
eaghan Benfeito, who, along with Celina Toth, was originally selected to compete in this event, has stepped aside so that Filion may compete. Having already been selected for nomination to the Canadian Olympic team by DPC, Benfeito is training with the team in Rio and becoming familiar with the Olympic diving venue and upcoming Games environment.
“I’m happy to be able to compete, I can’t miss that opportunity. I really wanted that second chance to open a spot for Canada. Whatever happens I’ll have no regrets, I did everything that my coach, doctor and trainers told me. Being able to dive here is already a big win for me.” – Roseline Filion
“Meaghan can’t requalify another Olympic spot for Canada, so we prefer to have two chances, with Celina Toth and Roseline Filion. To guarantee an Olympic spot, either of them will have to come in the top-18. This gives us two shots at it, plus it also takes some of the pressure off Celina’s shoulders.” – Mitch Geller, CTO, Diving Plongeon Canada
“That’s good news. It means that Roseline is ready, that she’s back up on 10-metre and that we can start doing synchro soon, which is very exciting! It also means that I can finally concentrate on Olympics and not Olympics trials. I can now focus on the small things that are left to correct before the Games and try to win a medal.” – Meaghan Benfeito
To request an interview:
Manager, Public Relations
Diving Plongeon Canada
Cell in Brazil: 613-410-5286