Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Jennifer Abel of Montreal, Quebec and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Saint-Constant, Quebec won the silver medal on Monday in the women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving competition at the 2019 World Aquatics Championship in Gwangju, China. For Abel, it was her ninth career medal at the World Aquatics Championships and fifth career medal (four silver and one bronze) in the women’s three metre synchronized diving competition at the World Aquatics Championships.
Abel and Citrini Beaulieu posted a second place score of 311.1 points. Han Wang and Tingmao Shi of China won the gold medal with a score of 342 points. Paola Espinosa Sanchez and Melany Hernandez Torres of Mexico won the bronze medal with a score of 294.9 points.
Abel and Citrini Beaulieu reached the podium by 18.3 points. Kristina Ilinykh and Maria Poliakova of Russia finished in fourth place with a score of 292.8 points. Abel’s Olympic medal also came in the women’s three metre springboard diving competition, as she teamed up with Emilie Heymans of Montreal, Quebec at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The silver medal will give Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu confidence as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Abel and Citrini Beaulieu delivered Canada’s second medal at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships. The first came from Eric Hedlin of Calgary, Alberta in the men’s five kilometre open water swimming competition, as Hedlin won bronze on Saturday. However it should be noted that the men’s five kilometre open water swimming competition is not part of the Olympic Games.