Alexandre Despatie (Courtesy of Reuters)It took a little more work than he probably had planned but diver Alexandre Despatie has advanced to Tuesday's semifinal of the men's three-metre springboard at the London Olympic Games.
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Despatie placed ninth Monday with 458.55 points. Francois Imbeau-Dulac also advanced by finishing 12th with 449.30 points.
Despatie, of Laval, Que., found himself 16th after his first dive while Imbeau-Dulac was 17th.
Despatie, 27, got back on track with his second and third dives. Imbeau-Duluc, 21, of St. Lazare, Que. had to nail his final two dives, both among the highest degree of difficulty, to climb from 19th spot and move onto his first Olympic semfinal.
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There were questions about how competitive Despatie would be in London after suffering a serious injury in June when he struck his head on a diving board during a competition in Spain. He teamed with Reuben Ross to finished sixth in theRead More »from Reaching Olympic three-metre springboard semifinal a little more work than Alexandre Despatie had planned