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Swimming - 22. January 2008.

Two bronze medals for Emilie Heymans at Spain Grand Prix


She placed third in the women’s 10-metre tower then combined forces with Marie-Ève Marleau of Laval, Que., for third in the 10-metre synchro event.

On individual tower, Li Kang of China won the gold medal with 418.20 points, her compatriot Wang Hao was second at 406.50. Heymans took third at 321.15 while Marleau was fourth at 318.50.

‘’It was an O.K. performance,’’ said Heymans, the 2003 world champion. ‘’I had very good preliminaries and in the semifinal I got a score which will help me in the Olympic selection process. I haven’t made any changes to my diving list for this season. In an Olympic year you don’t want to change too much. This was an opportunity to test those dives in competition.’’

Marleau was hoping to fare better.

‘’I was consistent but I didn’t do any of my dives at the best of my capabilities,’’ she said. ‘’I can certainly do a lot better.’’

In 10-metre synchro, Kang and Wang were the victors at 352.56, Monique McCarroll and Sarah Barrow of Britain were second at 314.70 and Marleau and Heymans, the Pan Am Games champions, third at 306.30.

‘’Our synchronization was good but our individual dives could have been better,’’ said Marleau. ‘’We were about 25 points off what we score normally.’’

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