Brits close AYOF with a pair of bronzes
20th January 2013
Britain’s young divers finished their 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival campaign with bronze in both Synchronised Platform events in Sydney.
Having won bronzes in the individual Platform and 3m Synchro, Georgia Ward (Crystal Palace Diving Club) scooped her third medal of the competition, teaming up with Shanice Lobb (Plymouth Diving Club) in the women's event.
The British pair scored 272.34 for their five dives - all from the 10m Platform - to finish behind China (328.56) and Australia (292.32) but ahead of the Malaysian duo (257.40).
Ross Haslam (City of Sheffield) and Sam Thornton (Bradford Espirit) scored 311.70 to finish third of the three teams in the men's event.
Competing against pairs from China (427.95) and Australia (362.22) with higher degrees of difficulty, the Brits performed their dives well to finish on 311.70.