It was the Montreal native’s first victory in her comeback season. Final 12 months, the 36-year-old mom of three missed the whole season due to a neck harm. She ranked second general on the circuit in 2016.
“It was so emotional to win right here immediately,” stated Richard. “I could not cease crying. I am actually emotional as a result of of everybody who helped me come again. Simply being again was already a giant win, not even successful. I used to be fortunate immediately, had an excellent competitors and I am actually grateful for all the assistance that I received and all of the love I obtain.”
Richard positioned first with 313.45 factors adopted by Rhiannan Iffland of Australia in second at 307.35 and Jessica Macaulay of Britain at 297.00.
Richard was the second to final diver in the fourth and ultimate spherical. She launched herself from the 21-metre excessive board and executed a flawless entrance dive with three somersaults and one and half twists.
Richard was awarded two 8.5’s, two 8.0’s and a 7.5 to take the lead. Iffland adopted with a tougher backward dive with three somersaults and two twists however averaged 6.0’s and couldn’t catch the Canadian.