Canadian diver Pamela Ware earns Grand Prix bronze

Canada's Pamela Ware earned bronze in the women's three-metre springboard final at the FINA Diving World Series event in Gatineau, Que.

The 24-year-old Olympian from Greenfield Park, Que., reached the podium less than four months after undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in her foot. 

"I'm really, really happy because coming here, to be honest, I wasn't the most confident," said the 24-year-old. "It's been three weeks that I've been doing my competition dives."

Ware had surgery for a stress fracture in her left foot in December of 2016. She returned to training only six weeks ago.

"In one week my confidence has boosted so much," said Ware.

Earlier, Montreal's Vincent Riendeau won silver in the men's 10m platform. The 20-year-old scored 457.25 points in the final. China's Jian Yang won gold and Great Britain's Matthew Dixon took bronze.

"This definitely gives me a bit of insight on how I should approach the competition in Windsor [the fourth stop on the Diving World Series later this month] to finish off the World Series and also for the World Championships in the summer," he said.

The duo of Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay placed fourth in the women's 10m synchro final.