Wuhan FINA Diving World Cup – Day 6
Diving Plongeon Canada – For Pamela Ware, Saturday was worth the wait.
The Montrealer took the bronze medal in the women’s 3m springboard, her first major international medal since 2013, on day six of the FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China.
“I’m so happy about how the whole day went and yesterday,” said Ware, 25, who was also third-place after the morning semifinal, “I’ve been working on my consistency in training, and also competition, and I did exactly that today and I’m super happy that the last four competitions I had four fourth-places, and I finally broke that streak.”
Ware has a collection of near podium finishes in recent memory. She was fourth-place in the 3m synchro springboard with Jennifer Abel at the 2016 Olympic Games, and fifth in the individual springboard at 2015 world championships.
Ware scored 348.75 points, behind silver medallist Han Wang, of China, who managed 383.55 points and winner Tingmao Shi, also of China, who collected 404.70 points.
It is Canada’s third medal at this week’s FINA Diving World Cup.
“I’m really happy about my first dive, that’s the one I’ve been missing recently so I’m really happy that I finally got it in,” said Ware.
Jennifer Abel, of Laval, Que., finished eighth in the final with 315.30 points.
“Today was a hard day for me unfortunately,” said the 26 year-old, “I didn’t have one good dive so I’m pretty disappointed with my performance but at the same time there are so many things that I still have to improve, but I improved since last year, and I’m just really looking forward for next year to be better in my technique.”
Other Canadians in action on Saturday included Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu, of St. Constant, Que., and François Imbeau-Dulac, of Saint Lazare, Que., who were 13th in the mixed 3m synchro springboard.
In the men’s 10m platform preliminary, both Rylan Wiens, of Saskatoon, Sask., and Vincent Riendeau, of Pointe-Claire, Que, advanced to Sunday’s semifinal.
Full results can be found here: https://bit.ly/2LpLBsT
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