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Ware wins two gold medals in diving at CAMO Invitational

The Canadian Press

12/8/2013 9:19:21 PM

MONTREAL -- Montreal's Pamela Ware kicked-off the new diving season in grand style with a double gold performance at the CAMO Invitational meet.

Ware, a world championship bronze medallist this past summer on three-metre, posted victories on 10m tower with 325.90 points on Saturday, and on the three-metre with 345.30 points on Sunday.

"My goal today was to test my new dive, a front two and half," said Ware. "It went well. I was able to better manage my nervousness in the final than in preliminaries."

Emma Friesen of North Vancouver placed second in the three at 285.60, and Eloise Belanger of Montreal finished third at 276.30. On the 10m, Belanger was second at 305.55 and Celina Toth of London, Ont., was third at 299.40.

Maxim Bouchard of St.-Constant, Que., took the men's tower final with a personal best 486.45 points. Diego Balleza of Mexico was second at 457.25 and Hugo Parisi of Brazil third at 449.00.

Olympian Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., won gold on the three with 440.40 points. Vincent Riendeau of Pointe-Claire, Que., was second at 402.40 and Cesar Castro of Brazil third at 397.50.

"This was a big test for me," said Imbeau-Dulac. "I changed my leg for the hurdle and I wanted to see how I would handle that in a competition. Castro and I have always been close in the standings internationally so there was some stress about that too."

The competition was also a selection meet to determine the Canadian team for the Spanish and German Grand Prix events in February.