Alicia Blagg was touted as a hot prospect after winning 1m Springboard gold as a 13-year old at the 2010 British Gas National Cup.
Alicia Blagg Profile
|Date of Birth||21st October 1996|
|Team/Club||City of Leeds|
|Coach||Edwin Jongejans / Ady Hinchliffe|
Blagg won her first Grand Prix medal in 2011, again combining with Gallantree for 3m Synchro silver in Fort Lauderdale, before making her World Championship debut in Shanghai.
The pair continued to improve in 2012, setting a personal best 302.40 to qualify second for the European Championship final before ultimately finishing fifth, then placing seventh on Blagg’s Olympic debut at London 2012.
Blagg and Gallantree made further headway in 2013, winning two silvers in the FINA Diving World Series before claiming bronze at the European Championships then finishing sixth at the World Champs.
|Olympic Games||3m Synchro||2012||285.60||7th|
|World Championships||1m Springboard||2013||205.00||34th|
|European Championships||1m Springboard||2013||227.30||11th|
|Commonwealth Games||1m Springboard||2010||253.85||8th|
|FINA Diving World Cup||3m Synchro||2012||287.10||11th|
|World Junior Championships||1m Springboard (Group A)||2012||334.80||12th|
|3m Springboard (Group A)||424.10||10th|
|1m Springboard (Group B)||2010||346.40||4th|
|3m Springboard (Group B)||352.55||7th|
|European Junior Championships||1m Springboard (Group A)||2013||407.40||GOLD|
|3m Springboard (Group A)||472.05||GOLD|
|British Gas Diving Championships||1m Springboard||2013||273.15||GOLD|
|British Gas National Cup||1m Springboard||2014||287.25||GOLD|
In The Pool
Favourite event: Synchro. Because it is with Becky Gallantree, who is more experienced and is confident so can show me what to do.
Finest ever performance: A couple of years ago, at the G-Star competition in Leeds. I got 177 points over three dives. I don’t think I have dived like that before. I learnt a new dive and did really well with it.
First senior international meet: February 2010, FINA Grand Prix in Moscow. Then did the Canada Grand Prix followed by the China World Cup.
Role models: Becky Gallantree. If she drops a dive she just comes back with a better one. She’s laid back and chilled at competitions and is a great person to be around.
Out Of The Pool
Tip for the top: Train really hard and always give 100% effort, and enjoy it. No point doing it if you don’t enjoy it.
If I wasn’t a diver I would be: Probably athletics. I really enjoy doing that.
Life after diving: I'd quite like to be a physio.
Would most like to meet: Russell Brand. He seems fun to be around.
Most prized possession: My ipod. Never apart from it! I think I have about 500 songs on there, maybe 600.
Biggest influence on career: My family.
Music: RnB. I like Eminem and Rhianna