With four Olympic medals under her belt, Emilie Heymans is putting an end to her professional diving career.
The 31-year-old diver made her retirement official today at the Montreal training facility where it all started for her two decades ago.
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Heymans retires after winning medals in four consecutive Summer Olympics — the first female diver and first Canadian Olympian to do so.
She had 84 podium finishes in international competition, including 14 titles.
The Belgian-born Heymans, who grew up near Montreal, started out in gymnastics but was too big. She decided to switch to diving at age 11.
She won her record-setting last Olympic medal at the 2012 Summer Games in London, grabbing a bronze in the three-metre synchro springboard event with partner Jennifer Abel. It was Canada's first medal at the Games.