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Divers enjoy promising start to competition

2nd June

The British Diving Team, powered by British Gas, has made a strong start to the FINA World Cup with three synchro teams making it through to the women’s 10m and 3m and men’s 10m finals.

The 10m Synchro was first on the competition schedule and saw Rebecca Gallantree and Stacie Powell step up to the top board for their first major competition as a synchro pair.

The pair performed consistently to secure good scores throughout the rounds. They finished in fifth place with a score of 283.62 to progress safely through to Friday’s final.

Rebecca Gallantree went into her second event of the day, the 3m Synchro, with Alicia Blagg and again the pair impressed with their performance.

Gallantree and Blagg progressed to Sunday’s final with a score of 275.43 after finishing ninth overall in the prelim.

The final event of the day was the men’s 10m Synchro where Peter Waterfield and Max Brick secured the hat-trick of success for the Brits.

The new pair secured sixth place after securing excellent scores in the required dives and continuing their continuity in the optional rounds. They scored 412.89 to reach the final which will take place on Saturday.

Don’t miss your chance to see the country’s best fighting for national honours at the British Gas Diving Championships (incorporating the ASA Senior Championships 2010) in Sheffield. Tickets will be available on the door during the event. Tickets will cost just £2 for the day. For more information on the competition contact helen.jaques@swimming.org

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