Jennifer Abel
  • Born: 08/23/1991
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 160cm
  • Weight: 62kg
  • Birthplace: Montréal, QC
  • Hometown: Laval, QC

Jennifer-Abel_600Jennifer Abel broke onto the international scene in 2006 with a 3m bronze medal at the world junior championships. Two years later, at age 16, she was the youngest Canadian diver at Beijing 2008. At London 2012, it was Abel and partner Émilie Heymans who won Canada’s first medal of the Games with their 3m synchro bronze. With Heymans, Abel also reached the podium at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2011 Pan American Games, the 2010 and 2012 FINA World Cups, as well as the 2011 FINA World Championships. After Heymans’ retirement, Abel teamed with Pamela Ware resulting in podium success at the 2013 FINA World Championships, the 2014 FINA World Cup and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Individually, Abel was a bronze medallist at the 2011 FINA World Championships and the 2014 FINA World Cup.


Family: Parents Jacques-André Abel and Sylvie Danis… Older brother Andy… Getting into the Sport: Started diving at age 5, following her brother… Had been a synchronized swimmer but asked her mother to sign her up for diving… Participated in her first regional competition when she was 6 and says she was an extremely sore loser, making it clear she had competitive spirit… Outside Interests: Wants to work in communications; interested in planning and organizing events… Plans to study at École ProMédia after 2016 with hopes of becoming a TV host… Shopping relaxes her… Loves the summer festivals in Montreal and attending film premieres or performances… Enjoys cooking, especially BBQ in summer, and trying new restaurants… Odds and Ends: Inspired by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt for his desire to surpass himself even though he is already the best… Favourite mottos: “Let go on negativity, focus on the good” / “Be happy, the rest will follow”…


OG: 2012 – BRONZE (3m synchro), 6th (3m); 2008 – 13th (3m)

PAG: 2011 – SILVER (3m synchro), 5th (3m)

CWG: 2014 – SILVER (3m), SILVER (3m synchro); 2010 – GOLD (3m synchro), SILVER (3m)    

FINA WCh: 2013 – BRONZE (3m synchro), 5th (3m);  2011 – SILVER (3m synchro), BRONZE (3m); 2009 – 4th (3m synchro), 11th (3m)

FINA WCup: 2014 – SILVER (3m synchro), BRONZE (3m); 2012 – SILVER (3m synchro); 2010 – BRONZE (3m synchro), 4th (3m); 2008 – 11th (3m)

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2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - DivingSpringboard 3m - Women - 13
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - DivingSpringboard 3m - Women - 6
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - DivingSynchronized Springboard 3m - Women - Bronze
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