Canada has four 10-metre tower divers in women's competition who possess
the skills to beat the best in the world and win an Olympic gold medal.
Myriam Boileau, Anne Montminy, Blythe Hartley and 18-year-old Emilie
Heymans. Heymans' international record speaks for itself. World junior
tower champion champion in 1997, World Cup silver medallist on three-metres
in 1999 and Pan Am Games tower champion in 1999.
Heymans showed her poise and confidence at the Pan Ams as she nailed a
triple somersault in a tuck position from a handstand the most difficult in
her repertoire. She improved her personal best score by a whopping 43
points at the Games to set a Pan Am and Canadian record. She also holds
all national junior marks on all three boards.
"Her mental toughness for someone that young is amazing," said Canadian
national team coach Mitch Geller. "Nothing seems to bother her and that's
great because this is a sport with a lot of pressure situations."
Women's 10m synchronized platform: Emile Heymans and Anne Montminy, Montreal, won silver medal.
Women's platform: Emily Haymans, Greenfield Park, Que., was fifth in finals.
Emilie Heymans, Greenfield Park, Que., was fourth in preliminaries, advanced to semifinals.
Montminy shows off her hardware
Heymans and Montminy with medals
Smiles all around
A wave from the podium
Montminy reacts their finish
Diving their way to a silver medal
Synchronized dive routine
Up side down
Heymans and Montminy dive
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