Strong showing from Quebec divers on the 1m springboard
August 21st 2002 – Quebeckers Loïc Tremblay and Amélie-Laura Jasmin dominated the last day of competition Sunday at the Canada Games, held in Ontario’s Niagara Region. Both were crowned champions of the 1m springboard events. And to add to the sweetness of the moment, both divers shared the podium with a teammate.
In the women’s event, Amélie-Laura Jasmin won gold with 267.85 points. Behind her in second place was teammate Julianne Boisvert with 237.80 points. British- Colombia’s Keira Lu rounded out the podium in third place with 231.95 points.
“I thought it was really cool to win a medal at the last event. I was already pleased about winning the preliminaries but to win the final, that’s even better”, shared Jasmin.
“I was really happy with all of my dives. It was one of my best scores”, she added.
It was the Montrealer’s third medal this week – but her first gold. Earlier in the week, she had won the bronze medal in the Artistic Diving event and the silver in the Mixed Team event.
She leaves the Canada Games with the fondest of memories.
“It was really a great experience to take part in a multisport event. When we compete at Nationals, we are surrounded by divers. It’s great to rub shoulders with other athletes form other sports. I made a ton of new friends”, she indicated.
Indeed, many of those new friends were in the stands today to cheer on the Quebec delegation. Since many sports were done competing, other Quebec athletes from different disciplines were on hand to attend the diving competition.
In the men’s event, Loïc Tremblay finished atop the podium with 282.10 points. He was flanked by him teammate Chris Booler, in second spot, with 252.85 points and Manitoba’s Adam Cohen, in third, with 249.05 points.
It was Loïc Tremblay’s first medal this week. The Quebec City athlete had finished 5th in the Artistic Diving event and 5th in the 3m springboard event.
“I’ve finally won my medal! I was tough because almost every other member of Team Quebec had won a medal on the first day and I was really hoping to win one too. I’m happy I’ve achieved that goal”, admitted Tremblay.
The 16-year-old was particularly proud of his performance. “The best moment of the week for me was my very last dive today. I think it was my best ever. It was awesome. I was really happy, especially about the preliminaries that went exactly like I wanted”, he shared.
The Canada Games came to an end with an impressive Closing Ceremony held at Niagara Falls.
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