Team Canada has won their second medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. On Sunday, Jennifer Abel of Montreal, Quebec and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Saint-Constant, Quebec won the silver medal in the women’s three-metre synchronized springboard diving competition.
Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu recorded 300.78 points. Shi Tingmao and Wang Han of China won the gold medal with 326.4 points. Lena Hentschel and Tina Punzel of Germany won the bronze medal with 284.97 points. Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu reached the Olympic podium by a whopping 25.68 points. Mexico’s Dolores Hernandez Monzon and Carolina Mendoza finished in fourth place with a time of 275.1 points.
In the women’s three-metre synchronized springboard diving competition, Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu were a lot stronger in the three final optional dives than they were in the first two compulsory dives. Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu were actually in sixth place after their first two dives, and moved up four spots on the leaderboard.
This was Abel’s second career Olympic medal. She previously won the bronze medal with Emilie Heymans of Longueuil, Quebec in the women’s three-metre synchronized springboard diving competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. What made Heymans’s medal spectacular was the fact she won three previous Olympic medals in platform diving from 2000 to 2008.