Canadian divers Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini Beaulieu won the silver medal on the women’s 3-meter synchronized springboard and the second medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Que. Laval’s Abel and Que. Saint-Constant’s Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu survived the slow start on the first two dives, finishing with a total score of 300.78.
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The Chinese Shi Tingmao and Wang Tao pair first finished with 326.4 points. Germany’s Lena Henchell and Tina Punzel were third with 284.97 points.
Abel won the second Olympic medal. She won the bronze medal at the same event as Emily Highmans at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Citrini-Beaulieu is making his Olympic debut.
The pair had to overcome some early nerves. The synchronization issue occurred sixth after the first two dives.
But as the event progressed, the Canadians seemed to get better. Although it did not threaten the Chinese pair, Abel and Citrini Beaulieu distanced themselves from the other competitions by scoring the second highest score in each of the last three dives.
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Canadian female diver wins silver medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics-nationwide
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