Canadian Diver Pamela Ware Scores Zero After Landing Feet First At Olympics
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Olympic diver Pamela Ware scored zero after she landed feet first in the three-metre springboard whilst attempting to make the final.
She made her debut at this year's Olympics in Tokyo and was unlucky to miscue the jump with a difficulty of 3.5, which confirmed her exit from the competition, finishing 18th.
The Canadian took to Instagram and reflected on the unfortunate incident and said that the mistake 'could have happened to anybody'.
OTRO CERO en CLAVADOS
Ahora fue la canadiense :flag_ca: 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 :point_down::point_down::point_down: los dos fallos muy parecidos... pic.twitter.com/17dwJBURJM
- ú (@davosv2004) July 31, 2021
Ware said: "What we do in the competition is just a tiny factor of what we actually do to get to where we are.
"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.
"But I am proud because I have done everything possible to make to make it where I am.
"I'm human, I'm allowed to make mistakes."
The diver also showed fighting talk and promised her fans that the incident won't be the end of her.
"I hope you guys get used to having me around because I'm not going anywhere, and this competition does not define me and I'm not letting it defeat me."
Ware also spoke to Canadian broadcaster CBC and said she could have seriously hurt herself if she committed to the dive after the misstep.
"I think that if I would have done the dive, I could have possibly hurt myself."
Surprisingly, Mexico's Arantxa Chávez actually made an almost identical error in the preliminary round of the women's three metre springboard 24 hours ago.
Chávez also lost her footing on the end of the diving board and ended up diving into the water feet first, like Ware, scoring 0.0 across the board but finished 27th place.
It is said that these sorts of incidents occur due to the 'twisties' that gymnastics sometimes have. They happen to gymnasts when they are in the middle of their routine or even in the middle of a skill. Something causes them to lose awareness of where they are in the skill, and in their relation to the ground.
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