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Seventh for Starling in the springboard

27 July 2013

Hannah Starling impressed in the final of the women’s 3m Springboard with her best ever finish at a World Championships.

Starling performed a list of consistent dives and cotinued to perform with maturity and ease.  

The City of Leeds diver, coached by Ed Jongejans, dived in first place and in her typical style smiled throughout the rounds. 

"This is my dream and I want to enjoy it. Also the more relaxed you are the better you dive," - Hannah StarlingStarling's best dive came in round two with the Front 3 1/2 Somersaults piked when she scored 68.20 points. 

Echoing her coaches' result at the 1992 Olympics, Starling finished in seventh place overall with a total score of 326.20.

“I’m really really happy with that performance,” Starling said. “I went in knowing I had absolutely nothing to lose.

"Qualifying in twelfth is the best place to qualify because you get another chance to see if you can improve and if you can’t then it’s not a problem. I’m really happy I finished seventh because it is a big achievement for me.

“The first dive I was nervous but I love diving so much and I always wanted to be a diver so I just want to enjoy it. This is my dream and I want to enjoy it. Also, the more relaxed you are the better you dive.”

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