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Meaghan
Benfeito
CanadaCanada, CAN
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 March 1989
Height
155 cm
Weight
48 kg
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving in 1996.
Why this sport?
She originally competed in swimming but switched after watching fellow Canadian divers Emilie Heymans and Alexandre Despatie dive.
Club / Team
Pointe-Claire Diving Club: Canada
Name of coach
Yihua Li [club], CHN; Arturo Miranda [personal, national], CUB

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Canada

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze with her diving partner Roseline Filion at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (lapresse.ca, 09 Aug 2016)
Injuries
In early 2017 her performance was hampered by a sore right triceps muscle [upper arm]. (therecord.com, 01 Apr 2017)

She won gold at the 2011 Summer Nationals despite battling shoulder and elbow problems. (thestarphoenix.com, 20 Jun 2011)

She withdrew from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, due to a shoulder injury that had not healed in time. (thesportscampus.com, 28 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Winning is not everything, but losing is flat." (lapresse.ca, 09 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She and synchronised diving partner Roseline Filion were named Aquatics Canada Team of the Year in 2012 and 2013. (diving.ca, 24 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (thestar.com, 18 Aug 2016)