Visa is currently sponsoring a handful of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls (and some who have become champions already) as they have done for the last 26 years. They have partnered with me to showcase members of their team like Brent Hayden of Mission and to do a giveaway this week. The next Team VISA athlete that I am proud to feature is Emilie Heymans.
…she’s done something no other Canadian summer Olympian has ever attained. Heymans, along with partner Jennifer Abel, earned a bronze medal in the women’s three-metre synchronized springboard event – she can add to her medal haul with the individual springboard competition still ahead. The medal did more than just give the nation its first medal of the Games, it cemented the 30-year-old into a Canadian Olympic icon.
With her third-place showing, Heymans became the first Canadian to win four medals in four straight Olympics. (Another Canadian Olympian, Toronto trampolinist Karen Cockburn, can equal the mark in London). She also is the first female diver to accomplish this feat. [CBC News]
You can continue to cheer on your Canadian athletes through Team VISA on Facebook and by using the tag #GoWorld on Twitter.
VISA Canada has offered up a $250 pre-paid gift card to one lucky Miss604 reader to celebrate Canadians cheering for Canadians. Here’s how how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite Olympic athlete of all time (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
One winner will drawn on Saturday, August 11 2012 at 12:00pm. This is the 2nd of 4 Team VISA posts this week and I will be collecting entries for the same, single prize on each. You may enter up to 4 times (once on each post) and all entries will be combined for a single random draw. Contest is open to all Canadians residents.
Update The winner is Shannon Mac!