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Torrance and Reid finish sixth after slight error halts podium charge

Kat Torrance and Grace Reid were left to rue a slight error in their penultimate dive as they missed out on an Olympic Games podium place.

The British duo were sat in fourth position in the Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final after the third round – only 1.50 points adrift of third place – and in the hunt for a medal.

However, a slight over rotation during their back two-and-half somersaults in pike saw them score only 50.40 points and they dropped to seventh spot.

That proved to be too much to claw back in their final dive – a reverse two-and-a-half somersaults in pike – and they had to settle for sixth place with a total of 269.10.

They were 15.87 behind the third place German pair of Lena Hentschel and Tina Punzel, who finished on 284.97.

In contention

Torrance and Reid were in contention for a medal following two impressive rounds.

Their compulsory forward dive in pike was the joint best of the second round, earning them 50.40 points to leave them joint third.

They followed that up with a 61.20 points for their reward two-and-a-half somersaults and one twist in pike.

China continued their domination of the event by winning gold with 326.40 points – 25.62 clear of Canada who took the silver medal.