PR 26 Canada dominates synchro events in Gatineau (CAN)

Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 13, 2015 -Canada's mixed pairs Francois Imbeau-Dulac / Jennifer Abel and Meaghan Benfeito / Vincent Riendeau took gold respectively in 3m and 10m mixed events this weekend in Gatineau (CAN) where the third leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix took place from April 9-12.

Canada also won the gold medal in the 3m and 10m synchro events totalising 404.64 and 426.66 points. The country bested Chinese pair Bowen Huang / Anqi Wang in the 10m platform and Australia in the 3m springboard.

With a total of 527.35 points, Jahir Campo (MEX) triumphed in the 3m springboard for the third consecutive time since the beginning of the 2015 edition of the Grand Prix, besting French Matthieu Rosset (second, 498.70 points) and Canadian Philippe Gagne (third, 480.60 points). Another Mexican, Diego Balleza, took gold for the 10m event with 477.60 points.

Among the women, China distinguished by winning all the gold medals in competition. Chunting Wu (CHN) won the 3m springboard with 356.55 points as Siyu JI (CNH) won the 10m platform with 419.45 points. Chinese women's divers excelled in the sychro events too and earned gold with Chunting Wu / Lin Qu and Yaying Ding/ Siyu Ji.

The FINA Grand Prix 2015 will next stop in San Juan (PUR) from April 16-19.

MEDALLISTS IN GATINEAU (CAN)

Men
3m springboard: 1. Jahir Ocampo (MEX) 527.35; 2. Matthieu Rosset (FRA) 498.70 ; 3. Philippe Gagne (CAN) 480.60
10m platform: 1. Diego Balleza (MEX) 477.60  ; 2. Anqi Wang (CHN) 461.60; 3.Tze Liang Ooi (MAS) 457.95
3m springboard synchro: 1. Francois Imbeau-Dulac / Philippe Gagne (CAN) 404.64 ; 2. James Connor / Grant Nel (AUS) 402.72  ; 3. Ahmad Amsyaramzan Msyarazman /Tze Liang Ooi (MAS) 391.68
10m platform synchro: 1. Vincent Riendeau / Philippe Gagne (CAN) 426.66 ; 2. Bowen Huang / Anqi Wang (CHN) 420.39; 3. Jeinkler Aguirre / Jose Guerra (CAN) 419.76

Women
3m springboard: 1. Chunting Wu (CHN) 356.55; 2. Esther Qin (AUS) 339.60; 3. Uschi Freitag (NED) 330.60
10m platform: 1. Siyu JI (CNH) 419.45; 2. Roseline Filion (CAN) 391.30; 3. Laura Marino(FRA) 370.10
3m springboard synchro: 1. Chunting Wu / Lin Qu (CHN) 321.60; 2. Jennifer Abel / Pamela Ware (CAN) 320.28; 3. Uschi Freitag / Inge Jansen (NED) 298.20
10m platform synchro: 1. Yaying Ding/ Siyu Ji (CHN) 331.92; 2. Roseline Filion/ Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) 320.55; 3. Robyn Birch / Georgia Ward (GBR) 283.26

Mixed
3m springboard: 1. Francois Imbeau-Dulac / Jennifer Abel (CAN) 322.29; 2. Qiyuan Iyuan / Lingyui Liu (CHN) 297.90; 3. Arantxa Chavez / Jahir Ocampo (MEX) 289.74
10m platform: 1. Meaghan Benfeito / Vincent Riendeau (CAN) 315.42; 2. Matthieu Lee/ Georgia Ward (GBR) 309.60; Laura Marino / Benjamin Auffret (FRA) 306.24

FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX 2015 CALENDAR

February 20-22 - Rostock (GER)
April 2-5 - Leon (MEX)
April 9-12 - Gatineau (CAN)
April 16-19 - San Juan (PUR)
June 26-28 - Madrid (ESP)
July 3-5 - Bolzano (ITA)
October 16-18 - Singapore (SIN)
October 23-25 - Kuala Lumpur (MAS)
Oct 29-Nov 1 - Gold Coast (AUS)

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