Canadian pair Abel, Citrini-Beaulieu win silver at diving World Cup
WUHAN, China — Canadian pair Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu capped the FINA diving World Cup on Sunday with a silver medal in the women’s three-metre synchro springboard.
The Canadians scored 302.04 points, second to China’s Yani Chang and Tingmao Shi with 334.80 points.
“I’m really happy about today’s performance, we showed the character of our team,” said the 26 year-old Abel of Laval, Que.
Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu are in their second season together as teammates. Sunday’s medal matches the silver they won at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
“Tonight I was beside Jen and I was confident and I knew that we could do something really good,” said Citrini-Beaulieu, a 22-year-old from St. Constant, Que. “We just followed what we usually do and I think we’re pretty natural together, and I really trust her.”
Australia’s Esther Qin and Anabelle Smith were third with 290.10 points.
Vincent Riendeau of Pointe-Claire, Que., finished 10th in the men’s 10-metre platform final with 382.95 points.
China’s Aisen Chen 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 the season-ending competition including two silvers and two bronze.