Three British divers narrowly missed out on final spots on the opening day of competition at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Gatineau, Canada.
Former British champion Grace Reid (Edinburgh) comfortably reached the semis of the 3m Springboard on 282.25 but while she improved her score to 288.00 in her semi-final, it placed her fifth with only the top three from each semi progressing.
City of Leeds’ Matty Lee and Plymouth’s Matthew Dixon also placed in the top eight of their 10m Platform prelims, scoring 400.70 and 384.70 respectively.
But the two Brits also missed out on a top three placing in their semi-final, finishing fourth and sixth.
Having won the Group B British junior title last weekend, 14-year old Dixon continued his good form to improve his score to 397.25 in the semi, finishing the higher of the two Brits and only missing out on a maiden FINA Grand Prix final by 0.8 points.
Lee also topped the podium at the British Elite Junior Championships last weekend, winning the Group A competition, but a dropped dive in the fourth round put paid to his final aspirations as he finished on 351.40 overall.
Day two will see 15-year old British champion Lois Toulson make her senior international debut in the women’s 10m Platform.