Event Preview: Women’s 10m Synchro

5th April 2013

Whatever the outcome of the women’s 10m Synchro, the winners will collect FINA/Midea Diving World Series gold medals together for the first time in their careers.

 Projected Start List

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China’s Liu Huixia and Si Yajie may well enter the competition as favourites, Liu having won the gold from the opening two legs of the 2013 event in Beijng and Dubai respectively with four-time Olympic gold medallist Chen Ruolin.

At just 14, Si is an unknown quantity at this level but is Group B world junior champion in the individual platform from last year.

Couch and Barrow won World Cup bronze and European gold last season

Great Britain have one of their best chances of landing a medal in this opening event with Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow competing internationally for the first time this season.

The British pair – who finished fifth at London 2012 – won World Cup bronze and European gold last season, as well as capturing their first World Series medal as a partnership with bronze in Tijuana.

Russia’s Yulia Koltunova and Natalia Goncharova are an established partnership, having won Olympic silver at the Athens Games in 2004. They will also be aiming for a third consecutive medal, having won bronze in both Beijing and Dubai this season.

Mexico’s Alejandra Orozco – who won Olympic silver with Paola Espinosa last year – will continue her burgeoning partnership with Carolina Mendoza, the pair of 15-year olds having finished fourth at the opening leg in Beijing.

Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Leong Mun Yee will also be looking to make the next step up, having finished fourth in Dubai.

Canada’s Carol-Anne Ware will be making her World Series debut with sister Pamela, who won 3m Synchro bronze in Dubai while Australian teenagers Lara Tarvit and Emily Boyd will also be competing at World Series level for the first time.

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