Canadian pair win silver in World Cup diving
Canada's Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel captured a silver medal in the three-metre synchronized event at a diving World Cup on Saturday.
Heymans, from St-Lambert, Que., and Abel, from Laval, Que., scored 321.90 points at the Olympic Aquatic Centre, the new diving venue built for the London Olympics.
He Zi and Wi Minxia of China claimed the gold with 345.30 points, while Italy's Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape won bronze with 317.40.
"It was a great day for Emilie and I," Abel said. "We had a really, really consistent dive, even in prelims and then the final."
Heymans said Saturday's result is just another solid indication for the Canadians leading up to the London Olympics.
"We've shown in the past year and a half that we're really there behind the Chinese," Heymans said. "It's really good for us to show we're there on the podium behind them.
"That's really good moving forward towards the Olympic Games."
Canada ends the competition with three medals. On Wednesday, Roseline Filion of Laval and Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal earned the silver on women's 10-metre synchro while Alexandre Despatie of Laval added a bronze on men's three-metre.
Eric Sehn of Edmonton will compete in a dive-off Sunday on men's 10-metre tower in hopes of secure a second spot for Canada in the event at the Summer Games.