The middle day of the FINA Diving World Series in London looked destined to be one of disappointment as Jack Laugher, Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree all failed to make it into their respective 3m Springboard finals.
But despair turned to jubilation as newcomers Grace Reid and James Heatly sprung a surprise to scoop Mixed 3m Synchro bronze in the final event of night.
The Edinburgh divers did win the inaugural British title in Plymouth earlier this season but few had given them a chance of reaching the podium on their World Series debuts.
But as senior international divers slipped and stumbled around them, the Brits remained cool-headed and consistent, sailing past their 267.72 from the British Champs to rack up 299.76 and finish nearly 10 points clear of fourth.
While the Brits failed to progress in their individual events, they were cursing their luck as all three fell less than five points short of progressing.
There had been high hopes for Laugher, having won the 3m title at the previous two legs of this year's World Series, and while the 20-year old was going strong, he dropped his penultimate dive - the forward 4 1/2 somersaults with tuck - to slip down the order.
He recovered to score 88.20 for his final dive but his final score of 434.15 saw him less than a point short of China's Lin Yue who was fourth on 435.05.
Meanwhile, Blagg and Gallantree score 304.35 and 303.30 respectively in their semi final as Russia's Nadezhda Bazhina took the final qualifying spot on 309.45.