April 26 2014 ISN – LONDON – Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., was a model of consistency on Saturday as she
won the bronze medal in the women’s three-metre springboard at the third stop on the
FINA World Series diving circuit.
It was Canada’s second bronze medal of the competition. On Friday, Meaghan Benfeito
of Montreal and Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., were third in the women’s 10-m
He Zi led China to a 1-2 finish with 360.15 points, Han Wang, the leader heading
into the fifth and final round, took the silver at 359.00 and Ware followed at
335.25. It was the same order of finish at last year’s world championships.
”I was feeling pretty stressed about this competition because it counts towards
team qualifying for the World Cup and Commonwealth Games,” said Ware. ”It was a
tough week of practice so when I finished today it was really emotional. I think
for the upcoming meets I’ll feel less stressed and that will help my diving.”
Ware averaged 7.5’s on four of her five dives in the final and 7.0’s on the other.
She said she was most pleased with her inward dive which has given her trouble this
Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., took fifth spot at 321.60 for her best result this
season on the circuit. The only blip in an otherwise strong performance was
averaging 5.0’s from the judges for her reverse dive.
”That dive is just a question of confidence for me,” said Abel, a two-time
Olympian. ”I’ve been landing it well in practice and I scored well in prelims
today. But I was really pleased with my last two dives and I’m improving at every
After three of six events, Zi lead the women’s three-metre World Series standings
with 52 points (two gold, one silver), Wang is second at 50 and Ware with two bronze
and a fifth is third at 38.
Competition ends Sunday with the women’s 10-metre tower featuring Filion and