Chris Mears underlined his potential in 2008, winning the 1m and Platform titles at the British Elite Juniors then claiming three individual medals at the European Junior Championships.
Chris Mears Profile
|Date of Birth||7th February 1993|
|Team/Club||City of Leeds|
|Coach||Adrian Hinchliffe / Edwin Jongejans|
In 2011, Mears defended his British title with Robinson-Baker but also landed his first individual honours with 1m Springboard silver and 3m Springboard bronze.
He also made his World Championship debut in 2011, finishing 14th in the 1m Springboard and seventh with Robinson-Baker in the 3m Synchro.
A third straight British 3m Synchro title saw Mears qualify for his Olympic debut at London 2012 where he finished fifth with Robinson-Baker in the 3m Synchro as well as reaching the final and finishing ninth in the 3m Springboard.
|Olympic Games||3m Springboard||2012||439.75||9th|
|World Championships||1m Springboard||2013||333.30||16th|
|World Cup||3m Springboard||2014||412.05||15th|
|European Championships||3m Springboard||2012||417.45||8th|
|Commonwealth Games||1m Springboard||2014||396.20||4th|
|World Junior Championships||1m Springboard||2008||374.85||15th|
|European Junior Championships||1m Springboard||2008||403.45||SILVER|
|British Gas Diving Championships||1m Springboard||2013||362.90||BRONZE|
|British Gas National Cup||1m Springboard||2012||366.95||SILVER|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Finishing ninth in the World Cup prelim. It was my first World event and I dived really well under pressure.
Aspiration: To be part of the 2012 Olympic team
Who has been greatest influence on you: My coach, Lindsay Fraser.
When did you begin diving: My Mum sent me to lessons run through the council because I used to jump around the house too much!
Out of the Pool
Other sports: Long jump and tennis
Ultimate relaxation: Eat a banana and listen to music
Tip for the top: Always listen to your coach.