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Barrow and Couch take second international medal

17th May 2013

Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch have won their second international medal of the season with bronze at the penultimate leg of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series.

Competing in Guadalajara, Mexico, the pair were in first place after the required rounds of dives with a score of 100.20.

To beat the Olympic bronze medallists is a good confidence boost for us too.

Their continued their consistency throughout the rest of the competition and finished with a score of 304.38 to win their bronze medal.

China's teenage partnership of Si Yajie and Liu Huixia took gold on 336.54 while Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Leong Mun Yee scored 308.82 for bronze.

But having finished ahead of Canada's Olympic bronze medallists Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion (302.52) and improved on their bronze medal-winning 292.68 from last week's Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix, Barrow admitted the pair are heading in the right direction ahead of this summer's World Championships.

“We’re really happy to get a medal on the world stage again," said Barrow.

"The performance was consistent and to get 100 points after the requireds is a great starting point. We performed well in the last competition in Florida too and to beat the Olympic bronze medallists is a good confidence boost for us too.”

Later in the day Nick Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears won the bronze medal in the 3m Synchro after securing their highest score of the season. 

They scored 102 points for their required dives and continued their consistency throughout the rounds.

The pair's highest score came in the final round withe their Inward 3 1/2 Someraults tucked and their finished with 407.49 points which is their highest international score since the Olympics.

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