Maxim Bouchard added to Canadian Olympic diving team

Canadian diver Maxim Bouchard will join Canada's Olympic diving roster poised to contend for medals in Rio.

Canada given additional quota by FINA

Canada's Maxim Bouchard will dive at the upcoming Rio Olympics. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Canadian diver Maxim Bouchard will join Canada's Olympic diving roster poised to contend for medals in Rio.

Bouchard, originally named to the team as an alternate, earned a promotion after FINA awarded Canada an additional berth at the Olympics. He will dive in the 10-metre platform event.

Bouchard joins a vaunted roster that includes the "Fab Four" of diving.

"I couldn't be more excited to be named on the Olympic team," said Bouchard, a native of Saint-Constant, Que., in a press release. 

"I never thought I would be able to reach this level of competition [after a near-fatal accident in 2010] but with the support, love, and confidence of my team, coaches and most of all my family, I've managed to turn a near death experience into the most meaningful moment of my life: representing Canada at the Olympics."


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