Event Preview: Women’s 10m Synchro

21st April 2014

China have dominated the women’s 10m Synchro in recent years but there are plenty of world class challengers to their crown in London.

Projected Start List

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China’s world champions Liu Huixia and Chen Ruolin will start favourites for the women’s 10m Synchro having won gold at the opening two legs of this year's World Series in Beijing and Dubai respectively.

The pair are both unbeaten in the 10m Synchro at World Series level, Chen having won gold 22 times during her career and 16-year old Liu having won gold at the past eight World Series legs.

16-year old Liu has won 10m Synchro gold at the past eight World Series legs

Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion are proven contenders at the highest level and won silver at last year’s World Championships as well as bronze the last time they competed in the Aquatics Centre at London 2012.

The Canadians have plenty of experience as a 10m Synchro partnership and have won 11 silver World Series medals together, including one at the opening leg of this year’s competition in Beijing.

Home hopes will rest on former European champions Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow who have finished fourth and fifth at the last two World Championships respectively.

The Brits won World Cup bronze in London two years ago and are no strangers to the podium at World Series level after winning silver and bronze at the two legs in Guadalajara, Mexico last term.

Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Leong Mun Yee are also a tried and tested partnership at international level, having won World Championship bronze in 2009 and 2013 and World Series silver six times, including at the second leg of this year’s World Series in Dubai.

Russian teenagers Yulia Timoshinina (16) and Ekaterina Petukhova (17) finished eighth at last year’s World Championships but are looking to make the top five for the first time at World Series level while USA’s Cheyenne Cousineau and Jessica Parratto will be competing together for the first time at a Diving World Series leg.

  • Start list is provisional and may be subject to changes.