Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito, Caeli McKay win gold at diving World Series in Montreal


Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay have won gold in the women’s 10-metre synchronized event at the first World Series diving event of the year.

Benfeito, from Montreal and McKay, from Calgary, scored 313.02 points Friday, well ahead of second-place finishers Pandelela Pamg and Leong Mun Yee of Malaysia (297.66).

Russia’s Ekaterina Beliaeva and Iuliia Timoshinina were third (288.30).

Benfeito and McKay finished third in the World Series standings last year.

WATCH | Benfeito and McKay capture gold:

Montreal’s Meaghan Benfeito, 27, and 20-year-old Caeli McKay from Calgary grab gold in the women’s 10m synchro at the FINA Diving World Series in Montreal. 1:20

In the men’s three-metre synchronized event Friday, Montreal’s Phillipe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., were fourth.

Russia’s Nikita Shleikher and Evegenii Kuznetsov captured gold. Daniel Goodfellow and Jack Laugher of Great Britain were second and Juan Manuel Celaya Hernandez and Yahel Castillo Huerto of Mexico were third.

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