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Diver Emilie Heymans retires

Updated: January 16, 2013, 1:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Four-time Olympic diving medalist Emilie Heymans is retiring.

The 31-year-old Canadian made the announcement Wednesday at the Montreal training facility where it all started for her two decades ago.

Heymans won medals in four consecutive Summer Games -- the first female diver and first Canadian Olympian to do so.

The Belgian-born Heymans, who grew up near Montreal, started out in gymnastics but was too big. She decided to switch to diving at age 11.

She won ...

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