Louis Daignault (ISN)
July 23, 2013, BARCELONA (ISN) – Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., took fifth spot on women’s one-metre on Tuesday in diving competition at the FINA World Championships.
He Zi of China, the 2007 world champion, earned the gold with 307.10 points edging Tania Cagnotto of Italy in second at 307.00. Han Wang of China was third at 297.75.
Ware was in the hunt for a medal standing fourth after three of five rounds. But she faltered on her last two dives averaging 5.0’s for her reverse dive and 6.0’s for her twister to close out the competition. She totalled 261.45.
“I wish I could have done those last two dives better,” said Ware, 20, competing at her first world championships. “The reverse is my hardest one and I get really stressed about it. On the last one I just had too much energy.”
Ware won the bronze medal on three-metre synchro with Jennifer Abel of Laval on Saturday. She’ll also compete in the individual three-metre on Friday.
“Today’s competition was a little good experience for the three-metre,” said Ware. “I feel confident. My take-offs and hurdles which have been problematic lately have been really good this week. That augurs well for Friday.”
Competition continues Wednesday with the women’s 10-metre preliminaries and semifinals featuring Roseline Filion of Laval and Carol- Ann Ware (Pamela’s sister) of Beloeil.