Jennifer Abel earned springboard gold in front of a home crowd ©Getty Images

Hosts Canada claimed three gold medals as finals began at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving Grand Prix in Calgary.

Five titles were on offer today, following two days of semi-final competition at Repsol Sport Centre.

Jennifer Abel had won her women’s three metres springboard semi-final and repeated the feat to top the podium.

Abel achieved a score of 334.55 points from her five competition dives to hold off the challenge of China’s Qin Esther, who ended on 325.95.

Canada’s Pamela Ware rounded off the top three on 321.90.

The host nation also celebrated gold in the women’s 10m synchronised platform event as Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay scored 305.85.

The duo had a clear margin of victory over Mexico’s Maria Sanchez and Alejandra Esterlla, who achieved a total of 281.04.

Britain’s Phoebe Banks and Emily Martin ended third on 240.54.

Canada’s third gold of the day came in the men’s 3m synchronised springboard event, as Philippe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac topped the standings on 398.73.

Anthony Harding and Jordan Houlden of Britain were second on 384.39, while Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Ling and Chew Yiwei ended third on 363.23.

Diving superpower China secured two gold medals on the opening day of finals.

Wang Zewei was crowned men’s 10m platform champion by scoring 485.80, with his team-mate Huang Bowen following on 469.25.

Britain’s Matthew Dixon rounded off the podium on 427.15.

Wang secured his second title by winning the mixed synchronised platform event with Xu Yijin, after they scored 313.86.

Canada’s Benfeito added to the women’s platform gold by winning mixed silver with Nathan Zsombor-Murray on 313.86.

Cuba’s Jeinkler Aguirre and Anisley Garcia placed third on 290.34.

Competition will conclude tomorrow.