European 10m Platform gold medallist Sarah Barrow is out in Rio de Janeiro this week, preparing to compete at the weekend in the 2016 Olympic test event. The event will double up as a qualification competition, where the GB team will be hoping to snap up the remaining quota places for this summer’s Games.
Barrow showed impressive form at last month's British National Cup in Southend, winning silver in the 10m Platform event. Barrow and Synchro partner Tonia Couch, who competed at London 2012 together, will be hoping for a strong performance in Rio in the hope of securing their spots on the Olympic team for a return to Brazil later this year.
Following a tough few months of injuries, Barrow was reuinted with partner Couch and expressed her delight at her selection for the team on Twitter:
Read on to find out a bit more about Sarah: her aspirations, her role models and how she'd love to meet her future self...
- Age: 27 years old
- Born: Plymouth
- Club: Plymouth Diving Club
- Coach: Andy Banks
In the Pool
Finest ever performance
For 10m individual, it was becoming European champion in 2014. For 10m Synchro, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 World Cup in London.
To win an Olympic medal at Rio 2016.
Out of the pool
If I wasn’t a diver, I would be
Probably a nurse.
Tip for the top
Keep working hard, as long as you enjoy yourself.
Life after diving
I’d love to make a career out of sports journalism.
Would most like to meet
Myself in the future.
Most prized possession
Biggest influence on career
My parents and my coach Andy.
Anything that floats my boat at the time.
Shopping and watching series or movies.
Good luck to Sarah and the team for the Rio test event. You can keep track of how GB are getting from the 19 - 24 February by watching the live stream here.
Check out the competition venue below!