Pointe Claire athletes cleaned up in 2019 – go world in several categories in 2020

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Canadian Canoe Polo Team Julie Brisson

Pointe-Claire’s athletes had a great end of year during diving and canoe polo competitions.

Winter National Diving Championships

Several athletes from the Pointe-Claire Diving Club achieved podium success at the Winter National Diving Championships, which took place from December 12 to 15 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Nathan Zsombor-Murray won second place in the men’s 3-metre event, obtaining the highest score in Canadian history in this event, with a score of 111 points. He had previously won the 10-metre synchronized event with his teammate Vincent Riendeau.

In the women’s category, Caeli McKay won the 10-metre tower event after breaking her personal record with 385.25 points. In the 3-metre event, Jennifer Abel climbed to the top of the podium, setting a new personal record with 385.55 points.

Meaghan Benfeito and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu will join these athletes from April 21 to 26, 2020 in Tokyo, for the FINA Diving World Cup.

 

Pan American Canoe Polo Championships

Two athletes from the canoe polo program, offered by the Aquatic Centre of the City of Pointe-Claire, participated with the Canadian canoe polo team at the Pan American Championships, which took place in São Paulo from November 22 to 24, 2019.

Guillaume Vallière and the senior men’s team were rewarded for their efforts with a bronze medal.

Unbeaten throughout the competition, Julie Brisson and her teammates won the gold medal and enabled the women’s team to qualify for the Canoe Polo World Championships to be held in Rome from September 3 to 8, 2020.

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