April 19, 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland (ISN) – Carol-Ann Ware and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., placed fifth in the women’s 10-metre synchro event on Friday at the third stop on FINA World Series diving circuit.
Huixia Liu and Yajie Si of China won the gold medal with 338.64 points, Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Mun Yee Leong of Malaysia were second at 322.20 and Yulia Koltunova and Natalia Goncharova of Russia third at 308.22.
The Ware sisters, making their season international debut in the event, were fifth at 294.48. Pamela Ware had competed at the opening two World Series last month on three-metre synchro with Jennifer Abel placing third and fifth.
“We had more success in our training this week than the competition,” said Pamela Ware, 20, two years younger than her sister. “Our synchronization was very good but we need to work more on our individual dives.”
Pamela Ware said the pairs’ opening two dives, the backward and reverse, were subpar while they came up short on their entry on their reverse dive to finish the competition.
“That last dive is what frustrated us the most,” she said. “We were both nervous during the competition but were able to relax for that dive.”
Competition continues Saturday with Pamela Ware competing in the individual three-metre. Carol-Ann Ware competes on 10-metre Sunday.