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Canada's Ross fourth, Imbeau-Dulac sixth at diving Grand Prix

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The Canadian Press
6/16/2012 3:25:35 PM
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MADRID, Spain -- Reuben Ross of Regina and Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., placed fourth and sixth in Saturday's three-metre final at the fourth stop on the diving Grand Prix circuit.

Peng Jianfeng of China won the gold with 495.20 points, Matthieu Rosset of France was second at 487.90 and Javier Illana of Spain third at 466.25.

Ross missed the podium by just over a point at 465.30 and scored at least two 8.0's in each of six dives in the final.

"It was a solid performance, probably one of my best in international competition," Ross said. "I did all of my dives really well and it was a pretty exciting performance for me. The only disappointment is just coming so close to the podium."

Imbeau-Dulac reached his fifth career Grand Prix final with 421.40 points. His 457.35 score in the semifinal was a personal best.

"I'm really pleased with my day," he said. "In the final I made a big error on my reverse dive and that's what cost me. I went too high and spun too fast. That's the biggest thing I need to work on from here on in to the Olympics is my consistency."

On women's 10-metre tower, Rachel Kemp of Victoria reached Sunday's final placing third in her semi. Celina Toth of St. Thomas, Ont., was fourth in her semifinal to place ninth overall. The top-three in each of the two semis advanced.

In the women's three-metre synchro, Mandy Moran of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Emma Friesen of North Vancouver, B.C., were fourth.

Competition ends Sunday.

Reuben Ross (Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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