Diving 'anchor' Jennifer Abel key to Canada's Olympic medal hopes

When Jennifer Abel gets on the springboard at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, it will have been 10 years since she debuted on the international diving scene.

In August 2006, when she was 14, Abel won her first medal, a bronze in the three-metre, at the world junior championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"Wow I didn't realize that," Abel said in a recent interview. "Honestly, I've never taken the time to reflect on my career.

"It goes by so fast. We spend so much time travelling and competing that were never think about it. All I know is that we're already at 2016."

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