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Team GB divers sixth on opening day of competition

Team GB divers kicked of their Rio 2016 Olympic diving campaign yesterday and up first was the women’s 3m Synchro which saw Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree finish in sixth place overall.

The Commonwealth gold and European silver medallists started the competition well with a total of 97.20 points after the required dives and lay in joint third position.

A score of 64.80 in their third round saw the pair remain in their joint third place but they finished with a score of 66.03 for their Back 2.5 Somersaults.

The pair finished in sixth place overall with a total of 292.83 points.

After the final Gallantree said: “We’re a little bit disappointed to be honest. It didn’t quite come together for us and it’s frustrating to see we weren’t too far off the medals.

“It would have been achievable for us had we just performed a little bit better. But unfortunately, that’s sport and it just wasn’t our day.

“Wind is the most difficult condition to dive in and it wasn’t too windy. We had the hot tubs as well so we didn’t get cold.

“We didn’t know what the scores were during the competition. When we compete, we just tend to pay attention to what we’re doing and then see what result comes afterwards.”

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