Meet The Team - Sarah Barrow
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City of Leeds Diving Club
Synchronised 10m Platform on 31 July
Did you know?
- Like many other divers, Sarah began diving after switching from gymnastics when she was 12-years old.
- Sarah graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science.
- Although they trained together as youngsters, Sarah and Tonia Couch's partnership only came together by chance after each of their usual synchro partners picked up injuries ahead of the 2010 season.
After starting her career under Andy Banks' watch at Plymouth Diving Club, Sarah broke into the junior GB set-up in 2003, winning British Championship gold in 2005 and 2006. She won her first Grand Prix medal in 2008, combining with Monique Gladding for 10m Synchro silver in Madrid. She started a 10m Synchro partnership with Tonia Couch in 2010, enjoying immediate success as they took Grand Prix bronze in Fort Lauderdale then finished fourth at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. After finishing fourth at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, Barrow and Couch are enjoying their best year to date in 2012, having won bronze the FINA World Cup in London then claiming European Championship gold in Eindhoven.