Aquatics·WORLD AQUATICS

Canada's Abel, Imbeau-Dulac team up for 3m synchro diving silver

Canada's Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac combined to win 3m synchro diving silver at the world aquatics championships on Saturday in Gwangju, South Korea.

Women's water polo team miss quarter-finals with loss to Netherlands

Silver medallists Canada's Francois Imbeau-dulac and Jennifer Abel stand with their medals following the mixed's 3m synchro springboard final competitions at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on Saturday. (Lee Jin-man/The Associated Press)

Canada's Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac combined to win mixed 3m synchro diving silver at the world aquatics championships on Saturday in Gwangju, South Korea.

Matthew Carter and Maddison Keeney of Australia won the event, with China scratching after winning gold in the first 11 events.

Carter and Keeney totalled 304.86 points in Saturday night's final in Gwangju. They edged the Canadians, who finished 0.78 points behind for silver.

The medal increases Abel's career medal total at the world aquatics to 10 — the most medals ever won by a Canadian at the biennial meet.

WATCH | Abel and Imbeau-Dulac dive to silver:

Abel, Imbeau-Dulac claim silver at aquatics worlds

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Duration 0:38
Canada's Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac finish 2nd in mixed 3m synchro diving at world aquatics championships.

Lou Massenberg and Tina Punzel of Germany took bronze at 301.62.

It was Keeney's second medal of the competition. She finished third in women's 3-meter springboard Friday.

WATCH | Abel and Imbeau-Dulac react to their 2nd place finish:

Abel, Imbeau-Dulac reflect on their silver medal performance

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Duration 1:55
Canada's Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac combined to win silver in mixed 3m synchro diving.

China has a chance to win a 12th gold later Saturday in men's 10-meter platform, the final event of the meet.

Canadians ousted

The Canadian women's water polo team fell in a crossover match to the Netherlands on Saturday, losing 5-4.

Canada, which can finish no higher than ninth, will play China in a classification game on Monday while the Netherlands advance to the quarter-finals against Italy.

Emma Wright led the Canadians with two goals while Hayley McKelvey and Kyra Christmas also scored.

"It's never easy to meet one of the best European teams at the start of the playoff round, especially the Dutch who are ranked first in Europe right now," said Canada's Krystina Alogbo. "I am still proud of our team, because we have shown that we deserve to be among the best.

"Our defence was fantastic, but unfortunately we missed some opportunities on offence. Despite this result, we are still on the right track to achieve our objectives for the summer."

Neither team was able to score in the first quarter but the Dutch broke the tie with two quick goals in the opening minutes of the second.

McKelvey answered for the Canadians to make it 2-1 but the Netherlands added two more goals before of the end of the quarter to show a 4-2 lead at halftime.

With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

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