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Diving Plongeon Canada – Jennifer Abel, of Laval, Que., and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu, of St. Constant, Que., capped off the FINA Diving World Cup with a silver medal in the women’s 3m synchro springboard, on Sunday in Wuhan, China. 

“Tonight I was beside Jen and I was confident and I knew that we could do something really good,” said Citrini-Beaulieu, 22, “We just followed what we usually do and I think we’re pretty natural together, and I really trust her.”

The medal punctuates their second season together as teammates, and matches their silver medal from 2017 FINA World Championships.

“I’m really happy about today’s performance, we showed the character of our team,” said the 26 year-old Abel.

The Canadians scored 302.04 points, beaten only by China’s Yani Chang and Tingmao Shi with 334.80 points. 

Australia’s Esther Qin and Anabelle Smith were third-place with 290.10 points.

Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu were firmly in the second spot all throughout the competition.

“I think my favourite dive was the first two dives, the compulsory, they were really solid so they put us in the second place from the first dive so I’m really happy about those two dives,” said Abel. 

In the men’s 10m platform final, Vincent Riendeau, of Pointe-Claire, Que., finished 10th with 382.95 points. 

Aisen Chen, of China, won the event with 557.80 points. 

“I had a little bit of a hard time in the final,” said the 21 year-old Riendeau, “I’m definitely happy about being in the final, my first final at the world cup, so I’m glad about that but I wish that things that I was working on would have been a little more on point, during the finals, I missed quite a few of my dives so definitely not too happy about the final result but I’ll definitely learn from it.”

Canada won four medals at this week’s season-ending competition including two silvers and two bronze. 

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Dominique Ladouceur

Consultant, Communications and media relations

Diving Plongeon Canada