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Benfeito wins 10-metre gold at Commonwealth Games, Filion takes bronze

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Montreal diver Meaghan Benfeito has won her second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in the women's 10-metre tower.

Benfeito won with a combined score of 372.65 points, while Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., tool bronze with 361.80. The pair combined for a gold medal in the 10-metre synchro platform earlier in the Games.

"It can't get any better than winning two gold medals at your last competition of the season," Benfeito said. "I had a really tough morning in preliminaries. To come out on top is absolutely amazing."

Fiion said she exceeded her expectations to cap her best season internationally on individual tower.

"Coming out with 361 points and a bronze medal is absolutely amazing," she said. "It was a tough competition with many of the world's best and I'm pleased with my achievement. I just wanted to do good dives in the final and do a better score than in preliminaries. I knew if I did that I stood a good shot at a medal."

Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia won silver with 368.55 points. Carol-Ann Ware of Beloeil, Que., was seventh at 320.80.

Canada has four diving medals (two gold, one silver, one bronze) at the Commonwealth Games diving venue in Edinburgh, about a 75-kilometre drive from host city Glasgow.

On men's three-metre springboard, Ooi Tze Lang of Malaysia won the gold medal with 457.60 points, Jack Laugher of England was second at 449.70 and his compatriot Oliver Dingley third at 413.40.

Two-time Olympian Riley McCormick of Victoria was fourth at 413.40, with Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., seventh and Cody Yano of Edmonton ninth.

"I felt like this was an event I could have won a medal in," said McCormick, who switched from tower to springboard after the 2012 Olympics. "I'm pretty disappointed. The execution was good but I just couldn't manage the entries, so I gave up a lot of points there."

Diving competition continues Friday.

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