TOKYO – Canadian divers Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu won silver in the women’s 3-meter synchronized springboard, giving Canada its second medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Abel, from Laval, Que., And Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu, from Saint-Constant, Que., Overcame a slow start on their first two dives to finish with a total score of 300.78.
The Chinese pair of Shi Tingmao and Wang Han finished first with 326.4 points. The Germans Lena Hentschel and Tina Punzel were third with 284.97 points.
Abel collected his second Olympic medal. She won bronze in the same event with Emilie Heymans at the 2012 London Games.
Citrini-Beaulieu makes its Olympic debut.
The couple had to overcome some initial nerves. Synchronization problems had them sixth after the first two dives.
But the Canadians seemed to improve as the event progressed. Although they never threatened the Chinese pair, Abel and Citrini-Beaulieu distanced themselves from the rest of the competition by scoring the second highest score on each of the last three dives.