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Canadian Abel takes bronze medal in three-metre at diving World Series

March 03, 2019 - 7:25 AM

SAGAMIHARA, Japan - Canadian Jennifer Abel won the bronze medal in the women's three-metre springboard final on Sunday at the FINA diving World Series while teammate Pamela Ware finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Abel nabbed the bronze on her last dive, jumping from fifth place into third, and scoring a total of 353.40 points to edge Ware by 0.15 points.

China's Tingmao Shi won the gold medal with 382.05 points while Han Wang, also of China, took silver with 378.90.

"I knew that if I got a nine on the last dive I had at least a better chance to be on the podium," said the 27-year-old Abel. "I was just thinking about myself and not the others, at the end it's an individual sport."

Later Sunday, Abel combined with Francois Imbeau-Dulac to win a silver medal in the mixed three-metre synchro springboard.

The Canadians earned 327.93 points, just 2.7 points behind the Chinese duo of Hao Yang and Yani Chang.

"We really, really want to beat them this year, I think we both think it's doable," said Imbeau-Dulac. "We are a strong team and we could definitely beat the Chinese and beat all of the other teams. I think it's just a question of time and just a little more competing together and we're going to get it."

Tom Daley and Grace Reid of Great Britain finished third with 312.24 points.

The second FINA diving World Series is March 7 to 9 in Beijing, China.

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