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Pamela
Ware
CanadaCanada, CAN
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 February 1993
Height
158 cm
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Social and Behavioral Science - Vanier College: Montreal, QC, CAN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age seven at a club in Brossard, QC, Canada.
Why this sport?
She had gone to the pool with her father and sister in the summer. Her father said he would buy them an ice-cream if they could do a backflip, but they were intercepted by a lifeguard who gave them the number of a diving club in Brossard, QC, Canada.
Club / Team
CAMO Plongeon: Montreal, QC, CAN
Name of coach
Aaron Dziver [club], CAN

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother. (montrealgazette.com, 06 May 2016)
Injuries
She underwent surgery for a stress fracture in her left foot in December 2016, returning to training in March 2017. (cbc.ca, 08 Apr 2017)

She injured her shoulder at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. (vancouversun.com, 02 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Your dreams are worth the chase." (olympic.ca, 12 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
Together with her diving partner Jennifer Abel they were named Diving Plongeon Canada's 2013 Female Athletes of the Year. (pamelaware.com, 2017)

She was named Aquatics Canada's Female Athlete of the Year for 2013. (pamelaware.com, 2017)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Carol-Ann has represented Canada in diving. She was ranked 24th in the 10m platform at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Feb 2016; islandsportsnews.net, 24 Feb 2013)
Other information
INDIVIDUAL COMEBACK
Her bronze medal in the individual 3m springboard event at the 2018 World Cup in Wuhan, People's Republic of China, was her first major individual medal since her bronze in the same event at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. "I haven't got an individual [medal] since 2013. I'm so happy about how the whole day went. I've been working on my consistency in training and also in competition and I did exactly that." (cbc.ca, 09 Jun 2018; olympic.ca, 01 Sep 2016; fina.org, 04 Aug 2013)

RECOVERY PERIOD
In December 2016 she underwent surgery on her left foot and spent three months away from the sport. She feels the break had a positive affect on her performance. "When I came back after surgery it was really easy to get back into diving. I was able to clear my head, I was in great physical shape, so I think that was really good for me." (cbc.ca, 12 Jul 2017)