Canada Wins Bronze

(LONDON, ENGLAND) – Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans have won Canada’s first medal of the 2012 Olympics. The pair compete for Canada in

Emilie Heymans (bottom) and Jennifer Abel, both of Montreal, take the bronze medal in women’s Synchronized 3-metre springboard competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games, on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
COC Photo: Mike Ridewood

the 3m synchronized diving event at the London aquatic centre.

The 30 year-old Heymans, from St-Lambert, QC, is the first female diver to medal in four consecutive Olympic games. She won a silver in 2000, a bronze in 2004, and a silver in 2008, in addition to this year’s bronze.

Canada’s Chef de Mission, Mark Tewksbury, said the duo’s medal winning performance, coming so early in the competition, was “inspirational” for the rest of the Canadian contingent.

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