Couch secures first international honours at Grand Prix
10 May 2010
Tonia Couch won her first ever international medal and then followed it up just hours later with her second as she led the British Diving Team, powered by British Gas, at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in the U.S.
The Plymouth diver took individual bronze in the Women’s Platform event, to secure her first world class honour, before partnering Sarah Barrow (City of Leeds) to another bronze in the Women’s Platform Synchro at the Fort Lauderdale competition.
Couch finished with 334.25 with China’s Sunuo Ma winning gold in 380.25 and Jiao Liu finishing with 347.40 and the silver medal.
In the synchro event the British pair scored 293.04 behind gold medallist Shengping Wu and Jiaming Zhu of China with a score if 350.88 and American’s Haley Ishimatsu and Mary-Beth Dunnichay in silver on 311.64.