Canadian Jennifer Abel qualifies for 3m springboard diving final in Tokyo

Jennifer Abel of Canada competes in women's diving 3m springboard preliminary at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

Canada's Jennifer Abel finished in third place in the semifinals of the women's three-metre springboard diving on Saturday and will move on to the final round at the Tokyo Olympics.

Abel capped off Saturday's round with a score of 341.40, trailing only China's Shi Tingmao (371.45) and Wang Han (346.85).

The final round is scheduled for Sunday at 2 a.m. ET / 11 p.m. PT.

The 29-year-old Abel already has a medal in the Tokyo Games, earning silver in the women's synchronized three-metre springboard event with partner Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu.

Now, Abel vies for her third Olympic medal.

A native of Montreal, Abel won bronze in the individual three-metre springboard at the London Games in 2012 and finished fourth in Rio 2016. Shi Tingmao -- Saturday's runaway leader -- won gold in that occasion.

Abel's fellow Quebec native Pamela Ware failed to move on to the final, posting a score of 245.10 and finishing in 18th place on Saturday.

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