This weekend, a team of six British divers were in action in the third leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Windsor, Canada.
Men’s 10m Platform Synchro
Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley and his partner Dan Goodfellow secured their third medal and second consecutive silver of the World Series in the 10m Synchro event.
The duo made a solid start to the competition, scoring 100.80 for their required dives. The pair picked things up over the next few rounds, scoring 87.72 points for their Reverse 3 ½ Somersaults tucked, to climb the leaderboard and move in to second place.
Their fifth round score of 93.24 for their Front 4 ½ Somersaults tucked helped push them further ahead of third place, so despite a slightly shaky final dive, the pair finished with an overall score of 441.84 to pick up silver.
The Chinese pairing of Yue Lin and Aisen Chen continued their perfect record with another gold, after ranking first for every one of their five dives.
Women’s 10m Platform Synchro
Tonia Couch and teenager Lois Toulson secured their third medal of the 2016 series, as they took bronze in the 10m Synchro.
The pair had a nervous start to the final, scoring 48s for their two required dives, before a disappointing third round effort. But as they saying goes, ‘It ain’t over till the fat lady sings’, and despite sitting out of the medal positions, the pair smashed their final two dives, including a fantastic 80.64 for their Inward 3 ½ Somersaults tucked to sneak bronze.
Men’s 10m Platform
Daley added to his silver medal earlier in the weekend, claiming a brilliant bronze in the 10m Platform Individual, finishing behind two Chinese athletes, Aisen Chen and Bo Qiu who took gold and silver respectively.
Daley's best was a score of 99.90 for his Front 4 1/2 Somersaults tucked, eventually winning his bronze medal with an overall score of 536.50.
A disappointed Jack Laugher just missed the medals in the 3m Springboard, finishing in fourth place, while in the Synchro, he and Mears ended fifth. However, onwards and upwards...
Onwards and upwards, to Russia! pic.twitter.com/ViUB8EdSXV— Jack Laugher (@JackLaugher) April 17, 2016
On to Kazan
The British team will now head to Kazan, Russia, home of last year’s World Championships, for the fourth round of the World Series taking place this weekend, from 22-24 April.
Hopefully they can continue their success and add more to their swag bag of 2016 medals!