Canadian divers Benfeito, McKay take bronze at China World Cup event


Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay scored bronze within the girls’s 10-metre synchronized diving at the FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China on Thursday.

The duo scored a mixed 324.42 to land on the rostrum behind winners Zhang Jiaqi and Zhang Minjie of China (366.12) and silver medallists of Kim Mi Hwa and Kim Kwang Hui of North Korea (328.98).

It is the second medal of the World Cup for McKay, who took silver with blended synchro accomplice Vincent Riendeau on Tuesday.

Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay earned bronze within the girls’s 10-metre synchronized diving event, at the FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China. 5:06

“We’re actually blissful, it was our private finest and I believe we did a superb job of having fun with ourselves whereas we dove effectively,” McKay, 18, stated. “It was my first World Cup, our first World Cup collectively, so I believe it was an excellent expertise.”

By ending within the prime six, Benfeito and McKay certified for subsequent season’s FINA Diving World Collection, the elite tour within the sport.

“The truth that we loved ourselves, which makes our efficiency even higher, we lastly confirmed what we’re able to doing,” Benfeito, 29, stated. “The rating that we did was what we’re searching for, and I believe it is just the start of what we are able to do.”

Click on right here immediately at 12 p.m. ET to observe replay and evaluation from the ladies’s 10m synchro event, in addition to an encore presentation of together with the Canadian bronze medal.

On Friday, the boys’s 10-metre synchro remaining begins at 7:30 a.m. ET, with an encore presentation at 12 p.m. ET.

CBC Sports activities will reside stream each competitors from the event, which runs by means of Sunday.

Males’s 3m springboard and girls’s 10m synchronized diving from Wuhan, China 2:35:41



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