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Canada's Ware fifth at World Series diving circuit event

Associated Press

4/20/2013 5:04:57 PM

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., was in medal contention until the last round at the third stop on the FINA World Series diving circuit on Saturday before having to settle for fifth in the women's three-metre final.

Olympic champion He Zi of China won the gold medal with 375.90 points, compatriot Tingmao Shi was second at 374.25 and Olena Fedorova of Ukraine was third at 340.20.

Ware, competing internationally in the event for the first time this season, totalled 336.75.

She had trouble with two dives in the final -- her inward dive in the third round and her twisting dive in the fifth.

"I'm more upset about my third dive," said the 20-year-old Ware. "It's definitely my hardest one but I've been working very hard on it. I went out too far and didn't position my body properly. On the last dive I didn't execute my hurdle properly."

Competition ends Sunday with the 10-metre tower featuring Carol-Ann Ware. The Ware sisters were fifth Friday in the women's 10-metre synchro.