'I'm only human': Canadian diver responds after 0.0 'feet flop' score

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Watch: Canadian diver scores a 0 with feet-first flop

The Canadian diver who scored 0.0 in the women’s 3m springboard semi-final after taking a pin-drop says she's isn't giving up on her dream of an Olympic medal.

"It could have happened to anybody, but it happened to me at the wrong time," Pamela Ware posted in a video following her errant dive.

The 28-year-old was fourth going into the semi-finals but landed too far forward on the board in her last dive and aborted her effort. It prompting the judges to award her 0 points for a failed dive.

Ware, the 2013 world bronze medalist, took to Instagram to explain the feet-first miscue as she thanked those who had offered her support in the fall out.

"What we do in the competition is just a tiny factor of what we actually do to get to where we are," Ware said. "I was so ready for this competition, and I made a mistake. 

"I have done everything possible to make it to where I am and I'm human, I'm allowed to make mistakes.

"I hope you guys are going to get used to having me around because I'm not going anywhere, I'm not giving up."

After her competition dive, she had told Canadian broadcaster CBC: “I think that if I would have done the dive, I could have possibly hurt myself.”

Mexican diver Arantxa Chavez also scored 0.0 from the diving judges after she made a similar mistake during the preliminary round.

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