Montminy, Heymans in awkward spot
By MIKE ULMER -- Toronto Sun
SYDNEY -- At the end of the day, you dive for what you can get.
Anne Montminy of Montreal goes into the final of the women's 10-metre platform event knowing that if she is to hold on to a medal position, it likely will come at the expense of teammate Emilie Heymans.
Montminy, 25, sat third in the event going into the finals, scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. EDT. She is 45.09 points behind Chinese leader Xue Sang and 37.8 in arrears of another Chinese diver, Li Na.
Montminy will need an unlikely collapse on the part of the Chinese to move up.
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old Heymans of Greenfield Park, Que., sat 9.39 points behind Montminy.
"This is an individual sport," Heymans said.
"I'll want to finish fourth no matter who is behind me."
The Canadians are among 10 finalists who will perform five optional dives each.
Heymans said she remained hopeful of moving up.
"I feel awesome," she said. "The compulsory dives are never my strongest."