Pamela Ware of Greenfield Park, Quebec won the bronze medal in the women’s three metre springboard at the 2018 FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China on Saturday. Even though the competition is officially known as a World Cup, it is more like a world championship because it takes place once every two years.
Ware posted a score of 348.75 points. Tingmao Shi of China won the gold medal with a score of 404.7 points. Han Wang of China won the silver medal with a score of 383.55 points.
Ware reached the podium by 5.9 points over Maddison Keeney of Australia. It was Ware’s third career medal in the Diving World Cup, but first in an individual springboard competition. She previously won the silver medal with Jennifer Abel of Montreal, Quebec in the women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving event at the 2014 FINA Diving World Cup in Shanghai, China and the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It was the third straight time that a Canadian diver won a medal in the women’s three metre springboard at the Diving World Cup. Abel won bronze in 2014 and 2016. However at the 2018 Diving World Cup, Abel struggled on Saturday. She only finished in eighth place out of 12 divers and completely missed her fourth dive where she only posted 47.6 points.