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Silver service for 3m Synchro in Serbia

2 Jul 2011

Grace Reid and Chloe Hurd secured silver in the girls’ 3m Synchro with a strong performance for the British Gas GBR Diving Team at the European Junior Championships.

The Brits were in the lead after their first three dives but Reid just knocked the board on her Reverse 2 ½ Somersaults tucked as they dropped down to second.

The pair’s last dive was excellent to secure the silver with a total of 261.63 ahead of the Italian and Russian pairs.

More medal success came in the boys’ 3m Springboard with Daniel Goodfellow winning the bronze and just missing second place by 0.1 points.

Goodfellow won his prelim with a score of 408.50 and then moved into the final with confidence. In the final he performed consistently with his Reverse 2 ½ Somersaults tucked being his highlight. He missed his Front 3 ½ Somersaults tucked to just miss the silver medal.

He finished with a score of 432.00. Teammate Sam Thornton just missed the final after scoring 357.10 and finishing in 13th place in the prelim. 

The girls’ 1m Springboard saw Grace Reid and Georgia Davenport battling for honours in a tough field.

Davenport, competing at her first international competition, put in a steady performance in her prelim to put her in a good position for the final.

In the final Davenport improved her score to 305.00 points and finished in fifth place. She was just five points from the bronze medal and showed a huge improvement in her list of dives.

Reid failed her Reverse 1 ½ Somersaults tucked to leave her 40 points behind the rest of the field and in the final she put on a good display to secure a best score for those dives but it wasn’t enough to put her in medal contention. She finished in seventh with a score of 292.00.

The boys’ 3m Springboard that was called off due to bad weather continued on day three and it saw the Brits just miss the medals. Freddie Woodward finished fourth with a score of 492.70 and Josh Dowd took seventh with a score of 474.20.

 

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