City of Leeds diver Lois Toulson is out in Beijing, China ready to take on the world in the FINA Diving World Series, with synchro partner Tonia Couch.
After winning 10m Platform gold at the European Games in Baku last year, 16 year old Toulson has gone from strength to strength, making her World Cup debut in Rio last month.
Toulson began training with Couch for the synchro event in December of last year and will be hoping to learn from the wealth of experience that Couch brings to the pairing, while the duo continues to develop and improve throughout the Series.
Read on to find out a bit more about the teenager, from her being a Belieber, to her most prized possession, Joe….
- Date of Birth: 26/9/99
- Born: Huddersfield
- Club: City of Leeds Diving Club
- Coach: Peng Li
In the pool
My favourite event is the 10m Platform
Finest ever performance:
British Nationals 2015
My aspirations are:
To compete at the Olympic Games
City of Leeds and Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom (pictured right)
Out of the pool
If I wasn’t a diver I would be:
I’d probably be a gymnast
Tip for the top:
Life after diving:
I’d like to study Sports Science
Would most like to meet:
Most prized possession:
Joe - my Cocker Spaniel
Biggest influence on career:
All of my coaches
Diving and Gymnastics
Check out Toulson's phenomenal gold medal winning final dive from Baku 2015: