Meaghan Benfeito

Meaghan Benfeito
Olympic Diver

Born and raised in Montreal.

It’s better to have two countries behind you than one. Being in Portugal I felt like I was at home… Walking on the street they sort of noticed who I was, and to me that is something really original, because I don’t really get noticed here in CanadaMeaghan Benfeito.

At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the young Portuguese-Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito won two bronze medals in the synchronized and individual platform events, adding to the medals she had already won at the London Olympics, the Pan American Games, and the World Championships. Raised in Montreal’s Portuguese community, this granddaughter of immigrants from São Miguel competes for Canada but identifies as Portuguese.


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