By RYAN PYETTE -- Winnipeg Sun
SYDNEY -- When Canadian diver Anne Montminy won bronze in the individual 10-metre platform on Sunday, she was bummed out.
She knew she could've done better.
But the 25-year-old future lawyer from Pointe-Claire, Que., teamed up with 18-year-old Emilie Heymans and rebounded to win a silver medal for Canada in the 10-metre synchronized diving event at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre.
By CHRIS STEVENSON -- SLAM! Sports
SYDNEY -- So, Canada won a silver medal in sychronized diving.
It's one of the new sports in the Olympics, a new sport in which even the judges don't quite seem to be sure what's going on half the time.
A new sport where you barely practice, only have to perform five dives against duos from just seven other countries and it's over in 50 minutes. Even the Canadian divers and officials shook their heads when it became an Olympic sport.
SYDNEY (CP) -- Disappointment spurred Anne Montminy and Emilie Heymans to a silver medal Thursday, Canada's first in the new Olympic event of synchronized diving.
Montminy, 25, who won a bronze in the individual event on Sunday, wanted a medal of a different colour. Heymans, who was within striking distance of a medal in the individual, had missed a dive and knocked her out of medal contention to fifth place.
Heymans hugged Montminy after the individual platform and told her she wanted a medal in synchronized diving and Montminy replied "We'll get one."
SYDNEY (CP) -- Anne Montminy of Montreal won Canada's first ever Olympic medal on the 10-metre platform when she took the bronze Sunday.
Montminy scored 540.15 points on her five dives to win Canada's seventh medal of the Games. She had the silver but was knocked down a notch on the final round of dives.
Laura Wilkinson of the United States won the gold with a score of 543.75, and Li Na of China took the silver with 542.01.