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Olympians Abel, Ware and Riendeau advance to Canada Cup diving finals

April 04, 2019 - 8:16 PM

CALGARY - Canadian Olympians Jennifer Abel, Pamela Ware, and Vincent Riendeau all advanced through their preliminaries and semifinals on Thursday to qualify for finals at the Canada Cup FINA Diving Grand Prix.

Abel won semifinal A of the women's three-metre springboard with a score of 323.10 points, while in semifinal B, Ware collected 293.25 points, good for second place.

At a Diving Grand Prix, the top three athletes from each semi move on to the final.

On the men's 10-metre platform, Riendeau picked up 393.50 points, good for second in semifinal A and a spot in the weekend final.

Victoria's Bryden Hattie was excited to nab a semifinal spot in Calgary.

"I woke up very nervous, not knowing what to expect, I was doing warm-up for prelims and everything was super tight and I was cold and I said to myself 'Just do every dive individually and you'll get through it,'" said the 17-year-old Hattie.

"I got a good score which I'm also happy about," said Hattie, who put together 334.10 points to finish sixth in semifinal A.

Tyler Henschel, of Sherwood Park, Alta. was 17th (336.80 points) in prelims and didn't advance, neither did Nathan Zsombor-Murray, from Pointe-Claire, Que.

Zsombor-Murray, just 15 years of age, was eighth in prelims (378.70 points), but only two Canadians can advance to the semis.

Calgary's Aimee Wilson was 17th in the women's three-metre prelims with 224.55 points, ahead of Montreal's Olivia Chamandy, who earned 219.70 points and a 21st-place finish.

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