François Imbeau-Dulac

François Imbeau-Dulac

François Imbeau-Dulac made his Olympic debut at London 2012 where he finished 13th in the men’s springboard event, missing the…

Alexandre Despatie

Alexandre Despatie

Adam van Koeverden on Alexandre Despatie:
I first met Alex at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. I was 22 and he was 19. Despite being a little older than Alex, I felt like I was meeting a steely veteran. He was already a multiple-time World and Commonwealth Games champion, a household name in Canada, and he seemed to be wise beyond his years. Our first encounter was just a high five or something at the Closing Ceremony in Athens, but in the coming weeks as we attended post-Olympic events back in Canada, I got to know a guy who was thoughtful, intelligent and a lot of fun to hang out with. Sure, I’ve taken my last strokes and Alex has moved on from diving, but every time I run into him it’s like I’m seeing my brother, someone that I looked up to and admired in 2004, and always will.

Roseline Filion

Roseline Filion

At her second Olympic Games in 2012, Roseline Filion earned a 10m synchronized platform bronze with partner Meaghan Benfeito in London and finished 10th in the individual 10m event.

Meaghan Benfeito

Meaghan Benfeito

Meaghan Benfeito returned to the Olympic Games for the second time in her career in 2012 and competed in the women’s 10m synchro event with partner Roseline Filion to capture the bronze medal. She also competed in the women’s 10m individual event and finished in 11th place.

Jennifer Abel

Jennifer Abel

Jennifer Abel was the first to put Canada on the medal table in London 2012 with 3-metre synchronized springboard partner Émilie Heymans. The pair earned bronze on Day 2 of the Games, marking Abel’s first time on an Olympic podium.

Riley McCormick

Riley McCormick

Diver Riley McCormick made his second consecutive Olympic Games appearance in 2012 and finished in 11th place in the 10m platform event.

Reuben Ross

Reuben Ross

Reuben Ross made his second consecutive appearance at an Olympic Games and competed in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard event with partner Alexandre Despatie. The duo finished in sixth place in London.

Émilie Heymans

Émilie Heymans

Jennifer Abel on Émilie Heymans: What I remember most about Émilie’s exceptional career is the positive influence she had on me and the generation of divers that followed in her footsteps. She left her mark on our sport not only through her impressive medal-winning performances at the Olympic Games and World Championships, but above all through her discipline, her strength of character and the aura she had every time she came to the pool. Émilie was always in tune and focused and that’s what made her an exceptional athlete.

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