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Waterfield seals silver in Germany

28 Feb 2010

Peter Waterfield secured the silver medal in the men’s 10m Individual at the FINA Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany after first beating Olympic Champion Matt Mitcham in his semi-final.

The Athens Olympic silver medallist, Waterfield, went into the final with confidence and executed a number of excellent dives on his way to taking second place.

The final saw Waterfield once again finish above Mitcham and Olympic medallist Sascha Klein after scoring a number of tens throughout the final.

Waterfield, who recently beat World Champion Tom Daley, finished with a total of 510.20 to take his first international medal of the season.

“That was a good performance for me,” Waterfield said. “I went into the competition feeling confident after the British Gas National Cup earlier this month and I just wanted a repeat performance here.

“It had been a long weekend leading into the final but it all went to plan and I am pleased that after my injuries I am getting back to my best. I went into the final with the highest score from the semi-final which was great.”

The gold medal went to China’s Liang Huo with a score of 564.50 and bronze was won by Aisen Chen (China) with a total of 509.20 points.

The silver medal was the highlight of a number of strong performances by the British Diving team, powered by British Gas, at the FINA Grand Prix.

Waterfield also took to the boards in the men’s 10m Synchro alongside partner Max Brick and they secured fifth place with a consistent performance. They finished with a score of 409.02.

Helen Galashan impressed by finishing in sixth place in the women’s 10m Individual. Galashan, who specialises in the 10m Synchro with her twin sister, secured 284.85 points with her strong performance.

Waterfield was also in action in the men’s 3m Synchro with Chris Mears and they finished in 12th place with a score of 258.12.

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