Louis Daignault (ISN)
May 10, 2013, Fort Lauderdale (ISN) – Carol-Ann Ware of Beloeil, Que., missed a berth in the final by four points on Friday on women’s three-metre at the USA Grand Prix diving competition.
After placing sixth in the morning preliminaries, Ware scored 297.15 points for fourth place in her semifinal heat. The top-three from each of the two semis advanced to Sunday’s final. Maria Kurjo of Germany took that third spot from Ware with 301.75.
After a couple of rough outings in Europe last month on the FINA World Series circuit, Ware replaced her backward three and a half for a backward two and a half.
”It was much better today,” she said. ”I’m more comfortable with the new dive and I got a confidence boost today with that performance.”
On men’s three-metre springboard, François Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., was 14th in the preliminaries and did not advance.
”It’s pretty much how my year has gone so far,” said Imbeau-Dulac, who scored poorly on his reverse dive because he was too close to the board. ”It wasn’t totally disastrous and the dives were pretty much done to my satisfaction.”
Competition continues Saturday featuring Maxim Bouchard of St-Constant, Que., in the men’s 10-metre tower final.