Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Congratulating Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel on Winning Canada’s First Medal at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games
LONDON, July 29, 2012 /CNW/ – On behalf of the Government of Canada, I
congratulate Ã‰milie Heymans and Jennifer Abel on winning Canada’s first
medal at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games today in London, England.
Ã‰milie Heymans, from St-Lambert, QC and Jennifer Abel, from MontrÃ©al, QC
made their bronze medal podium finish in the women’s 3m synchro diving
event. This is Emilie’s fourth medal in Olympic competition and
Jennifer Abel’s first.
Along with all Canadians, I am extremely proud of Ã‰milie and Jennifer’s
outstanding performance. They have given our Canadian Olympic Team a
fantastic start to the Games and has set the stage for future successes
as we enter day third of competition.
I am thrilled to be present in London to cheer on our Canadian athletes
as they compete against the world’s best in sport.
Canada is a top sport nation, and each of our athlete’s performances is
a true reflection of our country’s amazing athletic talent and national
It is a great honour for me, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to
congratulate Ã‰milie and Jennifer on their achievements. Best wishes to
all Canadian athletes for much success at the Games.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage