Chris Mears and Jack Laugher have won their first international medal of 2016 with bronze in the 3m Synchro at the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai, after pulling a ‘wonder dive’ out of the bag in the final round to sneak a place on the podium.
The pair sat outside of the medal positions for the duration of the competition, with a disappointing score of 68.34 for their fourth round Inward 3½ Somersaults tucked, sliding them down to sixth place in the rankings with just two dives remaining.
Laugher and Mears climbed up to fifth place in the penultimate round, but it looked like any hope of a medal was lost, with a gap of over ten points between them and the team in third.
Best 'til last
However, the duo had saved their best ‘til last, when they scored a huge score of 90.06 points for their Forward 4½ Somersaults tucked, slipping in to third place to get their hands on their first international medals of 2016.
You can watch the pair's opening dive of the competition here:
A full breakdown of the results can be found here.
More medals tomorrow?
Tomorrow's competition sees Laugher go for another medal in the 3m Springboard Individual event, while Tonia Couch will be diving in the 10m Platform Individual.