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Pan Am Games: Big day for Canadians in Sunday’s diving events

Preliminaries are during the day, with the finals of the women’s springboard and men’s tower in the evening

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What: Diving; Women’s springboard, men’s tower

When: Preliminaries at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., finals at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Where: Aquatics centre, Scarborough.

The story: It will be another huge day for the Canadian divers on Sunday.

Half of the Fab Four — Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware — will be springing into action in the three-metre springboard competition while, on the men’s side, Vincent Riendeau and Maxim Bouchard will be twisting and turning off the 10-metre platform. Preliminaries are during the day, with the finals in both events in the evening.

Abel, of course, is one of the high-profile Canadian stars with a resume to back up her popularity. She left the 2012 London Olympics with a bronze medal teaming up with Emilie Heymans in the three-metre synchro diving event. She also does well on her own. The 23-year-old picked up a silver in this three-metre event at the last two Commonwealth Games and a bronze at last year’s FINA World Cup.

Ware, Abel’s new partner in synchro, is only 21 and a budding star. She earned a bronze in the 2013 world aquatic championships at this three-metre discipline.

While not as celebrated as the women, Bouchard, 24, is considered one of the most acrobatic divers off the high board. His is an interesting story of persistence and determination. He was almost killed when a diving platform collapsed underneath him while practicing for an aquatic show in the Phillipines in 2010.

Toronto Star

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