Diver and Sainte-Anne graduate Vincent Riendeau meets with Sainte-Anne students and reflects on his first Olympics
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Diver and Sainte-Anne graduate Vincent Riendeau meets with Sainte-Anne
students and reflects on his first Olympics
Lachine, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 — Member of the Canadian diving team at the Rio Olympics Vincent Riendeau will speak today with Sainte-Anne students. During this meeting, the 19-year-old athlete will reflect on his first Olympic Games. Vincent finished 14th in the semi-finals, narrowly missing the final.
“The Olympics were an incredible learning experience. I’m going to make sure to reproduce what I did well here and correct what didn’t go so well for my next competitions,” he said after his performance in Brazil. “The Olympic scene is huge. It’s a challenge to stay focused and ignore distractions, but I think I handled it pretty well.”
Vincent began diving at the age of 6 after a neighbour introduced him to the sport. His Olympic dream was sparked by watching Alexandre Despatie and Émilie Heymans compete in Beijing in 2008. Alexandre Despatie is one of his role models, along with Chinese diver Cao Yuan, a 2012 gold medalist. Vincent received his high school diploma from Collège Sainte-Anne in 2014.
On November 9, Vincent will meet with high school students (Elite Sports and Arts program and DéfiSports stream) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by Cegep students from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Vincent Riendeau’s international achievements
• Olympic Games: 2016 – 14th (10 m)
• Pan-Am Games: 2015 – SILVER (10 m synchro), 5th (10 m)
• Commonwealth Games: 2014 – BRONZE (10 m), 4th (10 m synchro)
• FINA World Championships: 2015 – SILVER (10 m mixed synchro), 14th (10 m synchro), 16th (10 m)
• FINA World Cup: 2016 – 7th (10 m synchro), 20th (10 m); 2014 – 16th (10 m)
• FINA World Championships (juniors): 2012 – 18th (1 m), 22nd (3 m), 10th (3 m synchro); 2010 – 7th (1 m)
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 in Québec 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 : Collège Sainte-Anne
Renseignements : Diane Jeannotte
Diane Jeannotte Communications