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Abel wins Commonwealth Games gold in women's diving

Jennifer Abel
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According to the 2014 Commonwealth Games website, Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Jennifer Abel of Montreal, Quebec won the gold medal on Friday in the women's 1m springboard diving competition. Abel posted a score of 287.25 points to place on top of the podium.

Abel, who won the bronze medal with Emilie Heymans of Montreal, Quebec in the women's 3m synchronized diving competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, had an excellent fourth dive. She recorded 61.2 points with a reverse one and a half somersault. Maddison Keeney of Australia won the silver medal with 281.95 points followed by Esther Qin of Australia who won the bronze medal with 278.65 points.

Keeney and Qin were competing for Australia even though neither were native Australians. Keeney was bor in New Zealand and Qin was born in China.

Canadian athlete contributed to two more gold medals on Friday. Those two gold medals came in gymnastics.

In the men's vault, Scott Morgan of Vancouver, British Columbia won the gold medal. Morgan posted a winning score of 14.733 points. Kristian Thomas of England won the silver medal with 14.499 points. Wah Toon Hoe of Singapore won the bronze medal with 14.195 points.

On the women's beam, Ellie Black of Halifax, Nova Scotia won the gold medal. Black posted a winning score of 14.9 points. Mary Anne Monckton of Australia won the silver medal with 13.666 points. Georgina Hockenhull of Wales won the bronze medal with 13.466 points.

Team Canada also won one silver medal and six bronze medals on Friday. Ryan Bester of Hanover, Ontario won a silver medal in men's lawn bowling. The bronze medalists were Black in the women's gymnastics floor competition, Angela Whyte of Edmonton in women's 100m hurdles, Cameron Levins of Campbell River, B.C. in the men's 10000m, Shawnacy Barber of Toronto in men's pole vault, Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ontario in the men's gymnastics horizontal bar and Mandy Bujold of Kitchener, Ontario in women's flyweight boxing.

Team Canada now has 75 medals. They have 30 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 32 bronze medals overall.

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