Diving

Jennifer Abel, Canadian diver, captures bronze at world series event

Canadian diver Jennifer Abel won the bronze medal on Saturday in the women's three-metre at the FINA world series diving circuit.

Pamela Ware placed 7th

Jennifer Abel won the bronze medal on Saturday in the women's three-metre at the FINA world series diving circuit.

He Zi of China won gold with 378.90 points, her compatriot Han Wang was second at 363.60 while Abel, from Laval, Que., scored 359.60.

"It was a close competition and I was happy that I didn't lose my focus," said Abel, who is second in the world series standings with three medals and 66 total points. "The girls dove well today and it was a pretty stressful competition."

Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., was fourth in her semifinal for seventh overall. The top three from each of the two semis held Saturday morning advanced to the final.

Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., were fourth on mixed three-metre synchro. They missed the podium by less than a point.

On men's three-metre, Imbeau-Dulac and Montreal's Philippe Gagne — ranked eighth and 12th overall in the semis — did not advance.

Jack Laugher of Britain won the gold, the only non-Chinese victor after seven finals so far this weekend.

Competition continues on Sunday.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.