Maxim Bouchard added to Canadian Olympic diving team
Canada given additional quota by FINA
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.
It official!! <a href="https://twitter.com/Rio2016_en">@Rio2016_en</a> I will see you this summer!!! <a href="https://t.co/rOj8EP5bpY">pic.twitter.com/rOj8EP5bpY</a>—@maximbouchard
"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."