Photo: Tibor Illyes Associated Press
Jennifer Abel at a competition in Budapest, in July 2017
The Quebec and Jennifer Abel has entered into the world Series of diving of the international swimming Federation (FINA) on a good note, putting the hands on two medals in Japan, Sunday.
Abel has first won the bronze medal in three-metre springboard, and it was then combined his efforts with those of François Imbeau-Dulac for winning the silver medal at the event in the 3-meter synchronized and mixed.
In the individual event, Abel has secured a total of 353,40 points to just stay ahead of her compatriot Pamela Ware, who had collected 353,35 points. Abel had not done better than a fifth place at the end of its first four dives, but his latest has earned him a note of 79,50, the best of the day, and allowed him to climb two positions.
“I knew that I had made a big mistake in the first and second dive, but I knew that there were still three big dive to come,” stressed Abel.
What are the Chinese Shi Tingmao (382,05) and Wang Han (378,9) which are mounted on the two top steps of the podium.
Decorated silver duo
Abel is then shown with Imbeau-Dulac so that, once again, the last dive has borne fruit. The quebec duo has reached the final with 327,93 points, which 84,66 at their last attempt. It was once again the best dive of the day.
Only the Chinese Chang Yani and Yang Hao have been able to do better under a total of 330,63 points. The British Grace Reid and Thomas Daley (312,24) completed the podium.
“We’re a solid team and surely we can beat the Chinese and all the other teams, said Imbeau-Dulac. It is simply a matter of time. When we have attended a few more competitions together, we will succeed. “
No Canadian took part in the test of 10 meters.
The Chinese Yang Jian has had the advantage thanks to a crop of 586,20 points. Daley (579,85) and the Russian Aleksandr Bondar (545,90) followed him on the podium.
Divers canadians will gather in Beijing, China, next week to compete in the second stage of the world Series of FINA.
“At this moment, I’m working my dives on the mental aspect rather than physical. I know how to run them and I know how to be present and to compete against the Chinese, said Abel. Before Beijing, I’ll continue to work on mentally and I think this will be the key for me this season. “