SHEFFIELD, England – Emilie Heymans of Greenfield Park, Que., and Marie-Ève Marleau of Montreal won the silver medal on the women’s 10-metre synchro to conclude the first of three stops on the inaugural $300,000 (U.S.,) World Series of diving circuit.
Chen and Wang
On women’s 10-metre synchro, Ruolin Chen and Xin Wang of China won the gold with 352.08 points. Heymans and Marleau, the Pan Am Games champions last month, were second at 330.84 and Briony Cole and Melissa Wu of China third at 309.54.
‘’This was the first time we’ve faced the very best in the world it was good measuring stick,’’ said Marleau. ‘’We just tried to duplicate what we’ve been doing in practice of late and it worked out well. Our plan is to continue with the same formula throughout the series.’’
Heymans, who won bronze Saturday in the individual tower, was also satisfied with the result.
‘’Our synchronization was really good on all the dives,’’ said Heymans. ‘’Our big goal was to be very consistent.’’
The three-stop circuit event is offering cash prizes for the top performers at each venue as well as for the overall champions. The series is reserved for the cream of the crop in the sport: the top-eight from the world championships in the individual events and the top-six in the synchro events.
In order the medallists at each competition receive $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000.
The next stop on the circuit is next weekend in Mexico City.
photos Janos Schmidt