Vincent Riendeau finishes 14th in semi-final in diving at his first Olympic Games
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Lachine, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – All of Sainte-Anne held its breath last Saturday at noon as Vincent Riendeau, a former student of Collégial international Sainte-Anne, stepped up to the 10-metre diving board at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in Rio. The athlete placed 14th in semi-final last Saturday afternoon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
For this 19-year-old, Montreal’s West Island native, who grew up idolizing Alexandre Despatie and Émilie Heymans, participating in the Olympics is a dream come true. His gold medal in the 10-metre at the 2016 Canada Cup – FINA Diving Grand Prix guaranteed him a spot in Rio, but he’s been racking up his share of medals for the past few years.
Success in all he does!
In 2015, he won a silver medal (10-metre synchro) at the Pan American Games as well as at the FINA World Championships. The previous year, he surpassed all expectations by winning bronze (10-metre) at the Commonwealth Games. His success earned him the title of Diving Plongeon Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2014.
“We are very proud of Vincent and wish to congratulate him for his outstanding achievements,” said Ugo Cavenaghi, executive director of Collège Sainte-Anne. Vincent’s motto is an African proverb that says, “If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.” With his mental strength and undeniable talent, it’s clear to everyone around him that Vincent has a bright future on diving boards around the world.
Founded in 1861 by the Sisters of Sainte-Anne and proud of its roots, Collège Sainte-Anne is recognized for its boldness and innovation. Among the first schools to adopt the technological shift and introduce the e-classroom in high school, the institution offers exclusive programs so that each student can pursue his or her passion. In terms of the environment, Sainte-Anne operates the first high school in Canada with ISO 14001 certification. Known for its international component, the institution has also been building ties with 23 partner schools on the five continents since 2007. Sainte-Anne now includes three levels of instruction: kindergarten-primary (Sainte-Anne Academy), high school (Collège Sainte-Anne) and Cegep (Collège international Sainte-Anne).
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Source : Collégial international Sainte-Anne
Information : Diane Jeannotte
Diane Jeannotte Communications