Canada's Benfeito, McKay miss podium in 10m synchro
Final dive leaves team 0.81 points short of bronze, won by U.S.
Sitting in third place after four dives, the Canadians were scored 62.40 for their final dive, leaving them 0.81 points out of bronze position.
Canada's last dive is a little off the mark and they land in 4th place, just 0.81 points out of a podium spot<br><br>A very tough ending to a strong performance from Benfeito and McKay <a href="https://t.co/OOYal24zkS">https://t.co/OOYal24zkS</a> <a href="https://t.co/oaL9oC4d2R">pic.twitter.com/oaL9oC4d2R</a>—@CBCOlympics
Missing the podium also means a missed opportunity for the Canadians to secure direct nomination to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games team.
The Chinese team of Lu Wei and Zhang Jiaqi took gold with ease, compiling a total of 345.21, including a top-scored dive of 86.40.
Malaysia's Mun Yee Leong and Pandelela Pamg won silver with 312.72, while Americans Samantha Bromberg and Katrina Young took bronze with a total of 304.86.
Two teenagers made sure China kept up its impressive record in the diving events with gold in the Women’s 10m Synchro Platform. Lu Wei (13) and Zhang Jiaqi (15) were too good for the rest of the field as their last dive of the final illustrated. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Diving?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Diving</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FINAGwangju2019?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FINAGwangju2019</a> <a href="https://t.co/ENiqZL85hD">pic.twitter.com/ENiqZL85hD</a>—@fina1908
"It was the first worlds for both of us, we were very nervous indeed. We encouraged each other before and after each dive. That helped us a lot," the 15-year-old Zhang said.
"We had two big mistakes in the easy dives this morning, so we took time to check out the problems through watching video. We improved in the final and we won the championship."
Earlier, 17-year-old debutant Wang Zongyuan claimed China's fourth gold when he won the men's 1-meter springboard with 440.25 points.
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With files from The Associated Press