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EDINBURGH -- Meaghan Benfeito couldnt hide her disappointment. Josh Shaw Jersey . The Canadian diver had just made a critical mistake on her and partner Roseline Filions fourth attempt in the womens synchronized 10-metre platform final at the Commonwealth Games -- an error that left their medal hopes hanging in the balance. But instead of dwelling on the flubbed back 3 1/2 somersault, Benfeito gathered herself in hopes of still securing a top-three finish. "Theres still another dive left. I know how to do all my dives properly," said 25-year-old. "I think our last dive is our strongest one and I knew if we nailed it we could get on the podium." And nail it they did. Benfeito and Filion produced a textbook back 2 1/2 somersault with 1 1/2 twists to not only get on the podium Wednesday, but win a gold medal that seemed improbable just minutes earlier. "I wasnt expecting to come out of this with a gold," said Benfeito. "I knew that we were still in the hunt for a medal. Gold, I didnt think so, but our last dive is a strong dive and its the reason its our last dive. "We did it pretty well and were happy with the result." Montreals Benfeito and Filion, of Laval, Que., scored a total of 310.65 points, just ahead of Englands Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch with 307.92. Malaysias Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Nur Dhabitah Sabri took bronze with a score of 300.12. Benfeito and Filion were awarded 76.80 points on their final dive, but the 2012 Olympic bronze medallists could only wait for the leaders final attempts. When Barrow and Couch tallied just 70.08 on the same dive, the Canadians knew they had pulled out the tricky event that was delayed by 35 minutes due to a technical glitch that forced judges to display scores using flip cards. "It was tough for everyone," said Filion. "I knew it was going to be close, but I didnt expect to win at all." The 27-year-old has partnered with Benfeito for more than a decade and said they werent affected by the late start. "We were prepared for all these kinds of problems," said Filion. "Our team manager said in a meeting You never know whats going to happen. Be prepared, be ready. "We could wait the amount of time it took. We were there to compete and dive and thats what we did." Wednesday marked the first of four competition days at the cosy Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, about a 75-kilometre drive from Glasgow. Later Wednesday, Lavals Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., won silver in the three-metre springboard with a score of 295.65. Englands Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree won gold, and Australias Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith took bronze. The 22-year-old Abel was a bronze medallist in three-metre synchro at the 2012 Olympics with former partner Emilie Heymans, and again at last years world championships with the 21-year-old Ware. Abel won gold in the one- and three-metre individual events -- as well as a silver with Heymans in the three-metre synchro -- at the Commonwealth Games four years ago in New Delhi. Benfeito and Filions come-from-behind victory capped an impressive season for the pair, who finished 2014 with a podium appearance in each of their eight international events. But even with a gold medal hanging around her neck, Benfeito was still kicking herself for her miss on the fourth attempt. "Its a dive that causes me a lot of problems, but its usually good in synchro," she said. "I am disappointed that I missed because we could have won by a lot more, but it happens. "Its in the past. Youve got to move on, youve got to do another really good dive and thats what we did." Benfeito and Filion won silver in 10-metre syncho at last years world championships, and will compete in the individual 10-metre event here as veterans on a young Canadian team that has seen a number of retirements in recent years, including Alexandre Despatie. "Its so weird because we used to be the babies on the team," said Filion. "Its interesting for me because I get to give a little bit of advice, when I used to get all the advice." Added Benfeito: "The transition has been really easy so I think that makes the team even stronger." What the young Canadian divers here in Scotland learned on Wednesday from their now-veteran teammates was simple. "Anything can happen and its definitely not over until the last dive," said Benfeito. "You have to give everything you can until the end." Giovani Bernard Jersey . LeBron James believes hes a major reason for their early failures. 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A fifth championship banner in the San Antonio Spurs rafters.When the curtain rises on the NBAs season, another important debut will occur in Secaucus, New Jersey: The NBAs new instant replay centre will be open for business.Starting with Tuesday nights three games, referees in arenas across the league will work directly with the replay centre rather than with a television producer in a truck backstage to review disputed calls.And the early returns indicate the new system will be faster.We think its not only going to help our referees make more correct decisions, but also were certainly hopeful it will expedite the amount of time that referees spend at the table, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said.The centre features 94 television monitors and 20 replay stations. The system was tested during the preseason, and Thorn said times averaged about 49 seconds per replay, which was down from about 90 seconds during the regular season last year.The biggest complaint about the influx of replay over the last decade has been the effect it is having on the length of games. The league even tested out a 44-minute game during the preseason as iit looks to address the issue. Adam Jones Jersey. NBA executives in the new replay centre will be able to immediately identify camera angles that can help officials make the correct calls, which should speed the process. Technicians seated at the stations in the replay centre will have nine different camera angles in addition to access to the in-house camera feed and will also be able to show the referee multiple camera angles at the same time, which couldnt be done in the past.Referees on site will still have the final say in the decision. But the NBA hopes that working directly with league officials rather than a TV producer will help make communication easier as well.They still have the final decision, but were going to give them what they need to get their job done. So it should be a little bit easier for them that way.Thorn fully expects some bumps in the road as they implement the new system and get referees used to working with officials in the centre. But he fully believes that the new setup will help referees get more calls correctly in a speedier manner.Im sure there will be some glitches and some things we have to deal with as we get started here, he said.___Follow Jon Krawczynski on Twitter: http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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