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Diving: Medals for GB at World Diving Series

April 20, 2013

Great Britain claimed two medals on the opening day of the Diving World Series in Edinburgh, with Becky Gallantree and Alicia Blagg taking silver in the women’s springboard synchro.

Gallantree and Blagg were incredibly happy with their success after finishing a disappointing seventh at the London Olympics. With Chris Mears and Nick Robinson-Baker then winning bronze in the men’s event, it was certainly a day to remember for GB’s diving team.

British Diving chief Alexei Evangulov had terminated Blagg and Gallantree’s partnership after their Olympic showing but they were reunited when replacement Hannah Starling suffered an injury. They justified the reprieve with silver in last month’s opening leg of the World Series in Beijing and repeated the success in the Scottish capital.

“This is the best we have dived together,” said Gallantree. “Obviously we got a medal last month in Beijing so we knew it was possible. We know we can do even more. It was seven points short of our previous best.”

Sportsister, The Women’s Sport Magazine


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