FINA Diving World Series bronze in Beijing for Grace Reid and Kat TorranceMarch 7, 2019
Grace Reid and Kat Torrance said they were ‘really, really pleased’ after winning a bronze medal in the Women’s 3m Synchro event at the FINA Diving World Series 2019.
The opening day of the second leg of the competition, in Beijing, saw both the Men and Women’s 3m and 10m synchro events.
Reid and Torrance came close to taking silver, but were narrowly beaten by the Australian pair of Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith.
The British pair scored 66.60 in their best and final dive, leading to a total of 292.47.
It ensured a first medal of this year’s FINA Diving World Series for Torrance, but Reid earned a bronze in the 3m Mixed Synchro alongside Tom Daley in Japan.
Reid said: “Katherine and I are really, really pleased – we’ve been working really hard for the past two weeks in training and we’ve been progressing with each and every competition we’re doing.
“That was close to our personal best so we’re really, really pleased.”
FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2019 – Beijing 🇨🇳
🥇 Shi Tingmao / Wang Han 🇨🇳
🥈 Maddison Keeney / @anabellesmith93 🇦🇺
🥉 Grace Reid / @Kat_Torrance 🇬🇧#FINA#DWS19#Diving#Women3mSynchropic.twitter.com/CSRDNFNodX
— FINA (@fina1908) March 7, 2019
Torrance added: “I think today was nice and steady from us both.
“We kept our heads in the competition, which is what it’s all about on the day and I think overall it’s a really good result for us, so we’re both really happy.”
Daley just missed out on another bronze medal, as he and Matty Lee finished fourth in the Men’s 10m synchro, with a total of 400.86.
The Women’s 10m Synchro saw Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson finish sixth, while Jack Laugher and Dan Goodfellow fell to seventh place from a possible bronze medal position after failing with their final dive in the Men’s 3m Synchro.
Picture: British Swimming