Olympic bronze medalist Jennifer Abel of Montreal, Quebec has won a gold medal for Canada in women’s three metre springboard diving at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. It was the 15th gold medal for Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
It was Abel’s first career Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women’s three metre springboard after winning gold in the women’s one meter springboard at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Abel also won the gold medal in the women’s three metre synchronized springboard with Emilie Heymans of Montreal, Quebec at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Abel’s resume has been marvelous. In addition to her seven Commonwealth Games medals and eight World Championship medals, she won the bronze medal with Heymans in women’s three meter synchronized springboard diving competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Abel had a winning score of 366.95 points. Maddison Keeney of Australia won the silver medal with a score of 366.55 points. Anabelle Smith of Australia won the bronze medal with a score of 336.9 points. Abel reached the podium by 30.35 points over Pamela Ware of Montreal, Quebec, who was in fourth place with a score of 330.6 points.
Team Canada earned six more medals on Saturday. Thomas Blumenfeld of Montreal, Quebec won silver in men’s 64 kg boxing, Vincent Riendeau of Lasalle, Quebec won bronze in men’s 10m platform diving, Grzegorz Sych of Kitchener, Ontario won silver in men’s 50m rifle three positions shooting, Korey Jarvis of Elliot Lake, Ontario won silver in men’s 125 kg freestyle wrestling, Jessica MacDonald of Windsor, Ontario won silver in women’s 50kg freestyle wrestling and Michelle Fazzari of Hamilton, Ontario won silver in women’s 62kg freestyle wrestling.
Canada is in third place in the medal standings with 81 medals. Australia leads with 187 medals and England is second with 123 medals.