Pamela Ware Says ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’ After Failed Olympic Dive
Canadian diver Pamela Ware has vowed to make a comeback from her Tokyo Olympics flop, ultimately ending in her elimination.
During the Olympic 3m springboard women’s semifinal on Sunday, Ware scored a 0.0 after abandoning her dive attempt after slipping and ending up too far forward on the diving board, finishing in last place.
In the life-altering split second, Ware decided to halt the diving attempt and went feet-first into the water. “Honestly, I think I’m still in shock right now,” she told reporters after her startling performance. The decision resulted in finishing in 18th place with a score of 245.10, as the top 12 divers moved on to the medals round.
“I’m kind of emotionless, which is really weird for me because I usually act on my emotions really quickly,” Ware admitted that if she had gone forward with the dive she felt it would have led to an injury.
Ware took to Instagram to address her performance in a video and thanked her fans for the overwhelming support she had received.
“I am very proud of myself… something really difficult,” the 28-year-old athlete said visibly emotional. “What you see 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,” Ware said. “But I am proud because I have done everything possible to make it to where I am. And I’m human. I’m allowed to make mistakes.”
Ware concluded the video reassuring her fans that there would be more to come of her in the next three years and will continue to strive for gold. “I hope you guys are gonna get used to having me around because I’m not going anywhere, I’m not giving up. This competition does not define me and I will not let it defeat me.”
Watch Ware’s Olympic performance below.
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