GB’s first ever World Champs 3m Synchro medal was won by Jack Laugher and Chris Mears on an historic evening at the Kazan 2015 Fina World Championships.
The City of Leeds pair were in sensational form as they booked their spot at the Rio 2016 Olympics with a bronze medal.
"To have my best mate standing next to me is what makes it even sweeter" - Jack Laugher
Their score of 445.20 smashed their previous best of 433.80 which won them silver at the London leg of the World Series earlier this year.
"It was a brilliant performance and there were some absolutely amazing dives from both of us," said Laugher, who was competing in 3m Synchro for the first time at a World Champs.
"It's a really special feeling and to have my best mate standing next to me as well is what makes it even sweeter. We couldn’t be happier and to get the Rio spot is a huge weight off our shoulders now."
"It just proves that if you're in the right mindset, you can achieve anything" - Chris Mears
Injury had hampered the pair’s preparation with 22-year-old Mears battling back problems but he admitted he was determined to battle through the pain in the final.
"My preparation coming into the event wasn’t what I wanted it to be with my back," said Mears. "I think it just proves that if you're in the right mindset, you can achieve anything.”
"It's such a fantastic feeling to go out there and smash it like that considering we've had such a difficult season and training has been disrupted."