Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vincent Riendeau, Jennifer Abel Crowned Champions at Winter Nationals

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vincent Riendeau, Jennifer Abel Crowned Champions at Winter Nationals

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Riendeau, Abel top podium at winter nationals

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VICTORIA - Vincent Riendeau won the men's 10-metre event, while Jennifer Abel posted a decisive victory in the women's three-metre on Saturday at the winter nationals diving competition.

Riendeau, from Pointe-Claire, Que., scored 486.50 points to finish ahead of Victoria's Bryden Hattie (460.10) and Nathan Zsombor-Murray of Pointe-Claire, Que., (417.10).

Riendeau, a 2016 Olympian, was sitting fourth in the preliminaries, but pulled out the win with the third best score of his career in the final.

"I picked up the intensity for the final," said Riendeau.

"I tried a different approach in the prelims and I learned that wasn't a good idea. In the final, I was able to keep focused on the elements I'd been working on in training, such as my entries on my frontward dives. …

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