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Date of Birth:06/08/85
Place of Birth: Montréal, QC
Hometown: Laval, QC
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 115 lbs
Years on National Team: 5
 Teenage phenom Alexandre Despatie became an overnight sensation in September 1998 when he won the gold medal on men's 10-metre tower at the Commonwealth Games. At 13, he was the youngest champion in Games history. He was even included in the Guinness World Book of Records - Millennium version, for being the youngest-ever male winner of an international diving event.

 His success continued in 1999. He joined diving's big leagues going head-to-head against the world's great tower specialists including world and Olympic champion Dmitri Sautin of Russia. Despatie's best senior international performance last year was a bronze medal at a Grand Prix meet in Germany. He was also brilliant at the world junior championships sweeping the springboard gold medals (one and three metres). In addition he broke the Canadian record for points on men's tower and signed a sponsorship deal with McDonalds. He was named Canada's male junior athlete of the year in 1998. He holds the Canadian records on all three boards in two age group categories, the junior marks on three and 10-metre and the senior record at 10-metres.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Men's 10m platform: Alexander Despatie, Montreal, finished fourth in final.


Photos
Alexandre Despatie is embraced by coach Larouche
Alexandre Despatie dives on his way to a fourth
Despatie at the men's 10-metre platform event
Alexandre Despatie at a press conference
Despatie & Arturo Miranda
Canadian divers ham it up
Alexandre Despatie practices

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