Montreal, June 1, 2009 – Lavery, Quebec’s largest independent law firm, has concluded a long-term sponsorship arrangement with Quebec diver Alexandre Despatie, three-time world champion and two-time Olympic diving medalist. Alexandre Despatie won two gold medals at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and another silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He is the first diver ever to hold the title of world champion in three diving events, and is aiming for nothing less than the gold medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012.
"Alexandre is a dynamic and determined young athlete who is open to the world. He is a champion - capable of overcoming obstacles, respectful of his competitors, and always delivering a remarkable performance. He has set high goals for himself in the coming years, and we are pleased to be able to help him in achieving these goals through this sponsorship," said Richard Dolan, Lavery’s managing partner. "Our athletes need our support, not only during but before the Olympic Games as well, in order to continue to make us proud of their achievements."
In the coming years, Alexandre Despatie will participate in various firm activities, and act as ambassador for the values he shares with all members of the Lavery team.