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Meet The Team - Tonia Couch

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Get to know Tonia Couch. Read her tweets, view images, watch videos of her in action and being interviewed, check how her Olympic rivals compare and much more.

Tonia Couch

D.O.B.

20.05.1989

Born

Plymouth

Height

5ft 2in

Training base

Plymouth Diving Club

Coach

Andy Banks

Olympic History

2008: Eighth in 10m Platform and 10m Synchro

In Action

Synchronised 10m Platform on 31 July

Did you know?

  • Tonia admits her sporting idol in diving is American platform diver Laura Wilkinson who won gold at Athens 2000.
  • She was originally a gymnast but switched to diving after breaking her arm.
  • While she loves the life of a diver, she hates long distance flights and says if she could have any superpower it would flight.

Tonia's Career

Tonia has built up a wealth of experience over the past five years, having competed at Olympic, world and European level. She reeached the final in both the 10m Platform and 10m Synchro on her Olympic debut in 2008, finishing eighth in both events. She came eighth at her third World Championships in Rome in 2009 then eighth again at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She's achieved success most recently with partner Sarah Barrow in the 10m Synchro event, finishing fourth at the 2011 World Championships before becoming Great Britain's first female World Cup medallists with bronze at the 2012 event in London. A matter of months later, Tonia and Sarah won their first international gold at the European Championships in Eindhoven.

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