Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Benfeito, Zsombor-Murray Win Diving Gold at World Series Event in Montreal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Benfeito, Zsombor-Murray Win Diving Gold at World Series Event in Montreal

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Benfeito, Zsombor-Murray win diving gold

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MONTREAL - Veteran Meaghan Benfeito and prodigy Nathan Zsombor-Murray won the mixed 10-metre synchro platform on Saturday in front of a roaring home crowd at the FINA Diving World Series event in Montreal.

"It didn't feel like an event at first because I'm at my home pool and it feels like I'm just training," said Zsombor-Murray, a native of Pointe-Claire, Que. "But I started to get a little nervous when the event started."

Benfeito, a three-time Olympic medallist and 29 years-old, noticed her younger teammate appeared grumpy during the first two dives, so she told him to let loose and enjoy the moment.

"The key was to really try to make him realize that he needs to have fun to dive well," said Benfeito, who added that Zsombor-Murray may have finished the competition better than she did. …

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