SEHN Eric < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 16 Nov 1984 in Edmonton, CAN
Height1.75 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Edmonton, AB, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Education, Geography - Texas A & M University: College Station, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? His mother accidentally signed him up for diving lessons when he was nine.
Why this sport? I always liked doing flips and it just made sense to try out the sport.
Club / Team Edmonton Kinsmen: Edmonton, AB, CAN
Name of coach Trevor Palmatier
Coach from which country? Canada
Coach from what year? 2004
Training Regime As well as training on different boards every day, he believes rest is important. "A big part of training is actually not training."
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Canada
Tournament Grand Prix
Location China
General Interest
Nicknames Ivonne, Shoucair. (olympic.ca, 16 Jul 2011)
Hobbies Sports, driving, having fun. (olympic.ca, 16 Jul 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the bronze medal alongside Kevin Geyson in the 10m synchro at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol Russian diver Dmitri Sautin. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Injuries He had surgery on his left wrist in 2010 to treat inflammatation of fluid around the tendon. He competed in the Delhi Commonwealth Games with the condition. (cbc.ca, 29 Sept 2010, totallympics, 03 Jun 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Always throwing down his shammy [towel] in the same way and jumps into the water before a dive. (aggieathletics.com, 17 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I don't stop at tired or hurt. I stop when I'm done." (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours He has won the Beverley Boys Award for the top male diver at the senior national championships three times. (diving.ca, 31 Aug 2011)

He became the most successful athlete in Texas A & M school history by winning his ninth individual conference crown at the 2007 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships. (diving.ca, 29 Oct 2011)
Other information COMMONWEALTH GAMES
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi he competed in four out of five events securing three top six finishes. He and his synchronised partner, Kevin Geyson, finished third in the 10m event but didn't receive bronze medals as there were only four teams competing. Rules state that only the top half get medals. (diving.ca, 29 Oct 2011, cbc.ca, 15 Oct 2010)

PERFECT TENS
He received three top scores from the judges on his way to winning gold at the 2011 Canadian Winter Nationals. ''I've never had perfect scores on two dives in one final before. It was absolutely amazing." (diving.ca, 18 Dec 2011)