By Josephine Tse
Canada's finally getting started in the 2012 Summer Games! Even though Canada has a long way to go to reach the top ranks of China and America, a win on the second day of the Olympic Games is really great news for our nation. Canada's goal for the 2012 Olympics is to finish in the top-12 overall.
Yesterday, Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans came in third place in the women's synchronized three-metre springboard event. Furthermore, Heymans entered Olympic history, too. The 30-year-old from St. Lambert, Quebec, became the first Canadian summer games' athlete and female diver to win a medal at four straight Games.
The diving team was thrown off focus when they were approached by television cameras during their practice for their second dive. They ended up out of sync and fell to fifth place. However, Heymans said that they were "able to calm down and come back to the competition." Good thing they were able to get themselves together and achieve such great results!
Abel and Heymans finished with a score of 316.80 points. Americans Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston won the silver medal with 321.90 points and finally, China's Minxia Wu and He Zi won the first place rank with a score of 346.20 points. Congratulations to all the winners!
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