Divers Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay lock up Tokyo Olympic spots for Canada
Meaghan Benfeito of Canada competes in the semifinals of women's 10-meter platform diving at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:19AM EDT
GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of -- Divers Caeli McKay and Meaghan Benfeito have secured two spots for Canada in the women's 10-metre platform event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
McKay finished third in the semifinals on Tuesday at the world aquatics championships, while Benfeito was fourth. The top 12 advanced to the final and secured Olympic quota spots for their respective countries.
McKay, from Calgary, had 356.70 points, while Montreal's Benfeito notched 340.60.
China's Yuxi Chen (407.95 points) and Wei Lu (370.85) were first and second, respectively.
The final is Wednesday.
Benfeito and McKay just missed the podium in the synchronized 10-metre event at the worlds, finishing fourth.
Benfeito has three Olympic bronze medals in her career. McKay won silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.