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Canadian divers clinch Olympic spot


Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray pose with their medals.
Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray pose with their medals. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko.

From The Canadian Press

Canadian divers Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray secured their spot at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday, finishing third in the men's 10-metre synchronized event at the FINA Diving World Cup in Japan.


Riendeau, of Beaconsfield, Que., and Zsombor-Murray, of Pointe-Claire, Que., finished with a combined score of 393.81.


Mexico's Randal Willars Valez and Ivan Garcia Navarro took silver with a score of 405.69 while Thomas Daley and Matthew Lee of Great Britain won gold with a score of 453.60.


Canada performed well on the women's side, too, with Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu finishing second in the three-metre synchronized competition with a score of 289.98. Abel, of Laval, Que., and Citrini-Beaulieu, of Saint-Constant, Que., previously clinched their Olympic berth by winning silver at the 2019 world championships in South Korea.


Yani Chang and Yiwen Chen of China took gold with a score of 317.16 and Italy's Chiara Pellacani and Elena Bertocchi finished third after scoring 283.77.