At the age of three, Cedric Fofana began to notice the springboards at his local pool in Montreal where he grew up. It was later when he moved to Quebec City that his parents registered him for diving lessons with ARO – Club de plongeon (formerly know as Club de plongeon Rouge et Or). After excelling at the sport within the junior ranks, Cedric made the move back to Montreal to train under the guidance of coach Cesar Henderson at the Montreal Diving Institute.
As a young diver, Fofana initially loved the feeling of jumping, twisting and turning in the air. These days, the opportunity this sport provides for him to compete at big events and travel the world have motivated him to train harder and pursue a career as a high-performance athlete.
Cedric has Olympic aspirations and through his hard work he established himself as a contender to represent Canada at the Tokyo games at just 17-years of age. He earned his way onto the Tokyo 2020 Olympic team by winning the men’s 3m springboard event at the Canadian trials in late June 2021 and is certainly of one of the top Canadian springboard divers to watch out for in lead up to Paris 2024.
His career highlights include a bronze medal at the 2018 World Junior Championships on three-metre as well as debuting on the the 2019 FINA Grand Prix in Calgary.
As a B group diver (14-15 year old ), Fofana established a new national record on three-metre springboard at the Speedo Junior National Championships in 2018.
In 2021, he began studying natural science at College Maisonneuve.