For Pamela and Carol-Ann Ware, the road towards Rio de Janeiro 2016 is becoming clearer as the hard work pays off in 2013. The Ware sisters obtained very positive results at the Winter Nationals Diving Competion in Winnipeg as well as the diving Grand Prix in Germany
Pamela Ware and Carol-Anne Ware crowned in the 10-metre synchro diving event at Winter Nationals Diving Competion that took place in Winnipeg. Pamela ware adds silver in the three-metre and gold in the three-metre synchro .
WINNIPEG – Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., took the silver with 338.30 points on the women’s three-metre springboard competition, only a mere 3.10 behind 2012 Olympian Jennifer Abel, while Emma Friesen of Victoria took the bronze at 303.75.
Other national champions crowned this week were for the women: Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal on 10-metre; Pamela Ware and Carol-Anne Ware on 10-metre synchro and Abel and Pamela Ware on three-metre synchro.
In addition to national championship medals, the athletes were competing for inclusion on national teams that will represent Canada at various events on the 2013 FINA Grand Prix circuit, including the Canada Cup, May 2nd to May 5th 2013, in Gatineau, Quebec.
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Ware sisters earn Canada’s first Grand Prix medal
ROSTOCK, Germany – Carol-Anne Ware and her sister Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., earned Canada’s first medal this season on the FINA Grand Prix diving circuit taking the bronze on women’s 10-metre synchro to conclude the second stop.
Yajie Si and Jie Lian of China were the winners with 332.70 points. Karla Rivas and Mocica Marquez of Mexico stood second at 295.92 and the Ware sisters followed at 287.94. It was their eighth career Grand Prix medal as a synchro pair which includes five off the tower.
“The synchro tower and their individual events will be their main focus this season,” said the Ware sisters’ coach Aaron Dziver of Montreal. “They were happy to get the medal today but were hoping for a better performance overall. It was a tough week; they didn’t get all their training in because Carol-Anne was ill.”
On men’s 10-metre tower, Jian Yang and Siyi Xie, both of China, were 1-2 and Vadim Kaptur of Belarus third.
Maxim Bouchard of St. Constant, Que., in his second career Grand Prix, took seventh spot overall. He was third after the preliminaries at 411.90 and scored slightly lower in his semifinal.
“Maxim’s goal this year is to surpass 500 points and he is well on his way to achieving that,” said Dziver.
Next on Diving Canada’s calendar are the Winter Nationals February 28-March 3 in Winnipeg.
Pamela Ware edged for bronze at diving Grand Prix
ROSTOCK, Germany – Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., missed a bronze medal by only six points on Saturday finishing fourth on the women’s three-metre springboard at the second stop on the diving Grand Prix circuit.
Han Wang led China to a 1-2 finish with 368.40 points and Jiao Liu was second at 321.40. Maria Elisabetta Marconi of Italy took a three-way battle for bronze at 309.90 followed by Ware at 303.35 and Dolores Hernandes of Mexico at 303.30.
“It was a good day overall,” said Ware, 20. “I dove better today than what I’ve been showing lately. I’m looking for consistency and today I felt I did nine of my 10 dives very well.”
Ware will compete with her sister Carol-Anne Ware in both the three-metre and 10-metre synchro events on Sunday while Maxim Bouchard of St-Constant is entered on men’s tower.
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