Cheong champion to the tower; Benfeito and Chamandy 8th and 10th at the World championships

Sport 20 July, 2017

Photo: Tibor Illyes / MTI via Associated Press
The diver québec Olivia Chamandy

Budapest (Hungary) — The Quebec Meaghan Benfeito and Olivia Chamandy arrived at court at the final round of the swimming world Championships.


Benfeito, fourth at the end of the semi-final, has slipped up in eighth place with 331,40 points. Chamandy has retained its position by finishing 10th, with 307,15 points.


This is the Malaysian Cheong Jun Hoong (397.50), which is mounted on the top step of the podium, in front of the Chinese Yajie Si (396,00) and Qian Ren (391,95).


If and Ren had dominated the semi-final, while Cheong finished seventh.


Benfeito was rather disappointed of its performance.


“This is not my eighth place that bothers me is the way in which I have plunged, said the Laval 28-year-old. I always tell myself that no matter the rank, the important thing is to finish the competition with a smile. This was not the case [Wednesday].


“I have not dived in the final. This was not a good day, she continued. There is no excuse, but the fatigue of my six events in five days is returned to the position. I have not been able to deliver what I wanted. It is a pity that this happened to my individual competition. “


Chamandy, who was in his first World, was in a state of mind very different.


“It was really awesome to be here, said the diver from Montreal, aged 16 years. I had a lot of adrenaline. I do not hide that it is stressful, but it was really fun to see the level of the other. It has nothing to do with the World juniors. I’m a little angry my first dive in the final, but for the first time, it was good. I gave all I could, so I regret nothing. “


The Quebec eliminated


Among men, Québec Philippe Gagné and François Imbeau-Dulac have been eliminated before the final round of the individual event from the springboard of 3 m


At the end of preliminaries, Earned has earned his place in the semi-finals with her score of 410,25, which has earned him the 16th spot. In the semi-final, the diver from montreal took the 17th place with 396,90 points.


“It is still well spent, but I wasn’t consistent,” said Won. I was a little more disappointed with my performance in the semi-final, but this is not serious. I learned a lot by participating in the World championships this year. “


Imbeau-Dulac saw his day end in foreplay. The diver of Saint-Lazarus has completed the first round with the 27th rank with the score of 385,30.


On Thursday, there will be the preliminaries and semi-finals of the 3 m female.


Simoneau fifth


Synchronized swimming, Jacqueline Simoneau finished fifth contest solo, a little more than three points of a medal.


Simoneau has obtained 90,1333 points while ukraine Anna Voloshyna has won the bronze medal with a crop of 93,3000.


It is the Russian Svetlana Kolesnichenko (96,1333) who won the competition. The Spanish Ona Carbonell (95,0333) finished second.


First gold medal american


Ashley Twichell gave the United States a first gold medal of the world swimming Championships by winning the 5-kilometer open water swimming at lake Balaton.


Twichell has crossed the finish line 3.5 seconds ahead of the French Aurélie Muller, 59 minutes and 7 seconds (59 : 07,00). The bronze medal went to Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha, which has concluded that 4.4 seconds is the winner.


Only Canadian in the running, Breanne Emma Joan Siwicki finished in 29th place, 1:01:59,80.


The champion in title, the American Haley Anderson finished fifth.


The United States earned 10 medals in total at the 5 km, more than any other nation in the race by open water in the World. It is a third consecutive gold medal for the united states.