Jennifer Abel wins World Cup bronze, Maxim Bouchard unlocks Olympic berth
Olympian collects 2nd medal at Rio test event
Montreal's Jennifer Abel won her second medal of the week at a World Cup diving event in Rio de Janeiro.
The 24-year-old took bronze in the women's three-metre springboard event Tuesday, three days after teaming up with Pamela Ware for silver in the women's 3m synchro.
They are the only two medals Canada has won during the competition.
"I'm really happy to leave Rio with two medals. It's showing that I'll be ready for this summer, but I still have a lot of things to work on. I'll go back to Montreal and train even harder," said Abel.
Gold and silver in the event went to China's Shi Tingmao and He Zi, respectively.
The Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, where the competition is being held, will host diving and sychronized swimming at the upcoming Olympic Games, where Abel will be looking to improve on her bronze in the 3m synchro from the 2012 Games in London.
Bouchard secures team Olympic berth in 10m
Maxim Bouchard unlocked a Canadian berth in the men's 10m with a seventh-place finish in the preliminary round on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old totalled 436.55 points, 0.15 shy of sixth to give the country a shot at the men's platform.
"It was a very stressful morning – it wasn't pressure that I felt, just that I felt like I had all of Canada behind me to open the spot," said Bouchard.
"I was really excited going in. The training was going really well all week and I was able to dive almost as well in the events as I was in training."
In the final on Wednesday, Bouchard duplicated his result finishing in seventh.