Jennifer Abel makes Canadian history with silver medal at world championships
Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini Beaulieu of Canada hold their silver medals after competing in the finals of the women's 3 meter springboard synchronized diving competition at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, July 15, 2019 10:33AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 15, 2019 10:44AM EDT
GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of -- Diver Jennifer Abel has set a Canadian record with her ninth career medal at the world aquatics championships.
The native of Laval, Que., teamed with Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Saint-Constant, Que., to win silver in the women's three-metre synchronized event on Monday.
Abel, 27, was tied for most medals won by a Canadian with diver Alex Despatie and swimmer Ryan Cochrane heading into the event.
China's Wang Han and Shi Tingmao won gold with 342 points, while the Canadians came second with 311.10.
Mexico's Paola Spinosa Sanchez and Melany Hernandez Torres took bronze with 294.90 points.
It was Canada's second medal of the world aquatics championships after Eric Hedlin of Victoria won bronze in the 5-km open swim on Saturday.
Later Monday, Canada's Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray came 11th in the men's 10-metre synchronized diving event.
Canada just missed the podium in the women's team highlight artistic swim event on Monday, finishing fourth.
The competition runs through July 28.