FINA/NVC Diving World Series
The British Gas GBR Diving team headed to China and Dubai for the first two legs of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, before returning home for the third leg at the London Aquatics Centre.
At the first leg of the World Series, the GBR Diving Team won three bronze medals, with three of the team diving again having recovered from injury.
Synchro pair Matty Lee and Dan Goodfellow won 10m bronze at their first senior international competition, and both Tonia Couch and Tom Daley came third in the 10m Platform.
Lee and Goodfellow repeated their success and were ‘over the moon’ getting their second bronze in the 10m Synchro. Jack Laugher gave a strong performance in the 3m Springboard semi-final qualifying, but having stayed in a medal winning position through the final, the 19-year-old had a bad landing in his final dive to finish sixth. In a similar position, Tom Daley managed to pull back in the final of the 10m Platform to come fourth, having led in his semi.
London Aquatics Centre
On their return to the Olympic pool, the GBR team were in great form for the final leg, winning their first silver of the series along with another bronze. Having finished outside of the 10m Synchro medals with fourth in China and fifth in Dubai, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow won silver in front of the home crowd.
GB’s sixth medal of the series was the 3m Synchro bronze, from Rebecca Gallantree and Hannah Starling, who were also competing in their first international comp together.
Tom Daley finished fifth overall, missing out on a medal in London following one dropped dive (back 2.5 somersaults, 2.5 twists in pike), Daley said ‘The atmosphere was amazing today and it was a little frustrating with that twisting dive because it’s always been my nemesis dive and it’s something I’m working on’.