Cana­dian divers win sil­ver at Worlds

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

BUDAPEST, HUN­GARY — Melissa CitriniBeaulieu and Jen­nifer Abel claimed Canada’s first medal at the world swim­ming cham­pi­onships Mon­day in Hun­gary with a sil­ver in women’s three-me­tre spring­board syn­chro­nized div­ing.

Citrini-Beaulieu of St-Con­stant, Que., and Abel of Laval, Que., fin­ished with an in­ward 2-1/2 som­er­saults pike to fin­ish with 323.43 points.

Shi Ting­mao and Chang Yani cap­tured China’s ninth straight world ti­tle in the event. The pair led from the first round and pro­duced an al­most-per­fect for­ward 2-1/2 som­er­saults, one twist pike in the fifth for a to­tal of 333.30 points.

It brought Shi her sixth gold medal in div­ing at the worlds and her fourth in this event.

Kristina Ilinykh and Nadezhda Bazhina won the bronze for Rus­sia, its first of the cham­pi­onships and sixth medal over­all.

The men’s 10-me­tre plat­form syn­chro­nized fi­nal was later Mon­day.

TI­BOR IL­LYES, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Jen­nifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Canada won sil­ver in the women’s three-me­tre syn­chro­nized spring­board com­pe­ti­tion at the Swim­ming World Cham­pi­onships Mon­day.

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