Team USA Wraps Up Canada Cup with Two Top-Five Performances

By USA Diving | April 07, 2019, 9:30 p.m. (ET)

CALGARY, Canada – On the final day of the Canada Cup, Team USA wrapped up competition with two top-five performances in the mixed 3-meter synchro and the women’s 3-meter synchro. Jacob Fielding (Los Angeles, Calif./Columbus, Ohio) and Bridget O’Neil (Southlake, Texas) competed in the mixed 3-meter synchro, while Daria Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Stanford, Calif.) represented the Stars and Stripes in the women’s 3-meter synchro.

Fielding and O’Neil scored 239.91 points in the mixed 3-meter synchro Sunday to place fifth in the event. The pair’s inward 2 ½ pike in the third round scored for 61.20 points, moving the pair up to third place, before slipping down to fifth in the following round due to a missed dive. The pair held on to fifth place in the final round, allowing the 2018 Junior World Championships teammates to place in the top-five. Canada’s Jennifer Abel and François Imbeau-Dulac captured gold medals with 304.59 points, while Scarlett Mew Jenson and Matthew Dixon of Great Britain earned silver medals with 275.10 points. Clare Cryan and Oliver Dingley of Ireland clinched bronze medals with 269.05 points.

In the women’s 3-meter synchro, Lenz and Sculti scored 260.55 points to finish fifth in Sunday’s final. The pair’s best dive, an inward 2 ½ tuck in the third round, brought the Stanford teammates 59.13 points. Canada’s Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu won gold medals with 288.69 points, while Australia’s Esther Qin and Georgia Sheehan captured silver medals with 270.00 points. Great Britain’s Scarlett Mew Jensen and Maria Papworth scored 268.50 points, just 7.95 points ahead of Lenz and Sculti, to earn bronze medals.

Fielding also competed in the men’s platform synchro Sunday with his collegiate teammate, Jacob Siler (Knoxville, Tenn./Columbus, Ohio). The pair scored 321.03 points to place seventh in the finals. A back 3 ½ tuck in the fourth round delivered the synchro partners 68.31 points before they missed their next dive. The pair recovered in the final with an inward 3 ½ tuck that scored 59.52 points. Mexico’s Randal Willars and Diego Balleza won gold medals with 423.06 points, while Canada’s Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray captured silver medals with 392.04 points. Canada’s second synchro team, Laurent Gosselin-Paradis and Ethan Pitman, earned bronze medals with 368.76 points.