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With a passion for the sport early on, she began diving for Canada in 2005. That same year she won the bronze medal at the World Aquatics Championships. She then went on to compete in her first Olympic games in 2008.
Benfeito was born on March 2, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec to Portuguese parents, Arthur Benfeito and Margarida Correia. She has younger twin sisters, Alicia and Chelsea.
She began diving for Canada in 2005 and credits Emilie Heymans and Alexandre Despatie for inspiring her to take up the sport. She won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in her hometown of Montreal, but she and Filion have been unable to return to the medal podium at the Worlds since. In 2006, they won a bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Benfeito won a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in the 3m Synchronized event with Kelly MacDonald.
Benfeito and Filion qualified for the Beijing Olympics after they beat teammates Heymans and Marie-Eve Marleau which was considered a dramatic upset, particularly at defeating Canadian diving legend Heymans. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, the diving partners finished in 7th place. She did not compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games due to a lingering shoulder injury that had not healed in time.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal in the 10 m platform synchronised with Fillion, and gold in the 10 m platform individual.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Benfeito and Filion repeated their bronze medal performance in the 10 m platform synchro event, while Benfeito won an additional individual medal in the individual platform diving event. Fillion placed sixth in the latter event.
Meaghan was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Meaghan has two younger twin sisters names Alicia and Chelsea.
Currently, Meaghan Benfeito is 33 years, 9 months and 0 days old. Meaghan Benfeito will celebrate 34th birthday on a Thursday 2nd of March 2023. Below we countdown to Meaghan Benfeito upcoming birthday.