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Canadian diver Pamela Ware reaches final at swim worlds

Ware combined with Jennifer Abel for synchro bronze on Saturday

Posted: Jul 21, 2013 12:37 PM ET

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2013 12:36 PM ET

China's He Zi led qualification for the women's one-metre springboard at the swimming world championships in Barcelona on Sunday, while Canada's Pamela Ware was sixth to reach the final.

Ware, a bronze medallist Saturday on three-metre synchro with Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., totaled 261.45. She delivered a solid performance except for her fourth dive in which she he hit her hand on the board attempting a reverse two and half.

"That one scared me a bit but it's a dive I know I can do well," said Ware, who was not injured. "My take off was very good so I'm hopeful I can climb up in the standings if I do it better in the final. I'm not surprised to do this well on one-metre, it's very similar to my three-metre except adapted for the lower board."

China's He, who won gold in the women's 1-metre springboard at the age of 16 in the 2007 worlds, collected the highest score in classification for Tuesday's final through five dives for a total of 287.70 points. She was followed by Italy's Tania Cagnotto with 284.85 points.

Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape claimed silver in the 3-metre synchronized springboard on Saturday, second to China's Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao in the first diving medals of the competition.

China's Wang Han was right behind in third with 284 points. She is also well placed to medal after winning a silver and a bronze in 1-meter springboard from the previous two world championships.

The other divers to reach the final are: Jun Hoong Cheong (Malaysia), Deidre Freeman (United States), Tina Punzel (Germany), Dolores Hernandez (Mexico), Daria Govor (Russia), Uschi Freitag (Netherlands), Brittany Broben (Australia), and Daniella Nero (Sweden).

Diving continues at the Montjuic Municipal pool with its spectacular views of the Barcelona skyline through July 28. The biennial world championship, which runs until Aug. 4, also includes swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and the new discipline of high diving.

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