Canadian diver Pamela Ware scores a 0.0 after landing FEET-FIRST in the three-metre springboard as she pulls out of her routine at the last second
- Pamela Ware scored a 0.0 as she landed feet first in the 3m springboard diving
- The Canadian was attempting a 3.5 difficulty dive to make the final on Monday
- However, a misstep resulted in the 28-year-old jumping feet-first in the water
- Ware said that had she committed to the dive then she could have been injured
- The 28-year-old follows Mexico’s Arantxa Chavez in making the same error
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Pamela Ware suffered a diver’s worst nightmare at the Olympics after scoring a 0.0 with a feet-first entrance in the three metre springboard.
The Canadian was making her Olympics debut in Tokyo when she misstepped on her approach to the springboard, causing her to plummet into the water with her feet hitting the surface first.
Ware was diving to book her place in the three metre springboard final but horribly miscued the jump with a difficulty of 3.5, sealing her exit from the competition.
OTRO CERO en CLAVADOS
Ahora fue la canadiense PAMELA WARE quien perdió la concentración y no pudo lanzar su clavado. Ayer fue la mexicana Arantxa Chávez @ArantxaChvezM1 Ambas quedaron fuera de la competencia.
Acá los dos fallos muy parecidos… pic.twitter.com/17dwJBURJM
— 픻핒핧핚핕 핊핒ú핝 핍핖핝핒 (@davosv2004) July 31, 2021
Pamela Ware suffered a diver’s worst nightmare in the three metre springboard event
The 28-year-old was competing in the three metre springboard semi-final in Tokyo
However, she misstepped off the platform and jumped feet-first into the pool, scoring a 0.0
The Canadian’s mistake meant she failed to advance to the final, finishing in 18th position
‘That’s what pressure can do,’ a commentator reflected in a miserable showing for the 28-year-old on Saturday, who finished 18th.
Ware took to Instagram to reflect on her unfortunate display in Tokyo, saying that the mistake ‘could have happened to anybody’.
‘What we do in the competition is just a tiny factor of what we actually do to get to where we are,’ she said in a video.
In a video posted on Instagram, Ware reflected the mistake ‘could have happened to anybody’
‘I was so ready for this competition, and I made a mistake. It could have happened to anybody, but it happened to me at the wrong time.’
Ware told Canadian broadcaster CBC that she risked hurting herself if she committed to the dive following the misstep.
‘I think that if I would have done the dive, I could have possibly hurt myself,’ she said.
‘I have done everything possible to make it to where I am … I hope you guys are going to get used to having me around because I’m not going anywhere, I’m not giving up.’
Ware’s error came just 24 hours after Mexico’s Arantxa Chavez made an identical error in the preliminary round of the women’s three metre springboard.
The Canadian added that if she had committed to the jump she risked a serious injury
Ware’s comments are pertinent after Simone Biles said she suffered a case of the ‘twisties’
The 30-year-old, like Ware, lost her footing on the end of the diving board, causing her to fly into the water feet-first. She also scored a 0.0 across the board, finishing in 27th place.
The Canadian’s comments are particularly prevalent in the wake of Simone Biles’s withdrawal from the Games, with the US superstar gymnast suffering the ‘twisties’.
The ‘twisties’ is a phenomenon where gymnasts can lose track of where they are in the air and poses a major threat to athletes’ safety.
During the team event, Biles completed a 1.5 spin vault, intended to be 2.5, with the dazed star subsequently stepping away from the event.