Canadian divers on way up

Emilie Heymans dives during the women's 3m springboard preliminary round during the FINA Diving...

Emilie Heymans dives during the women's 3m springboard preliminary round during the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London, England, Feb. 23, 2012. (TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:44 PM ET

Canadian divers Emilie Heymans and Pamela Ware qualified Thursday for the semifinal of the three-metre individual event at the World Cup in London.

Heymans placed 10th out of 48 divers in the preliminary round, collecting 317.25 points while Ware, attending the first World Cup of her career, was 12th with 313.95 points.

Canada's women already have qualified for the Olympics.

Heymans said she was consistent with all five dives and put herself in good position for the semis.

Ware, meanwhile, was happy with her showing. ''I've broken the ice and I'm lot less nervous than I thought I'd be,'' she said.

Wu Minxia (376.55) and He Zi (365.25 points), both of China, grabbed the top two spots while Italy's Tania Cagnotto (344.25) was third.

The semifinal goes Friday.

The Canadian men's pair of Eric Sehn and Kevin Geyson was eighth in 10-metre synchronized competition Thursday, falling short of qualifying for the Olympics.


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