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European Diving Championships - Glasgow 2018 D6

Mixed Synchronised 10m Platform Final

World Championship synchro medallists Matty Lee and Lois Toulson claimed the second spot in the Mixed 10m Synchro and will depart Edinburgh with silver.

Lee and Toulson served up an action-packed list of dives in front of a home crowd at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool which saw them end the final with a points total of 307.80, just 1.83 off the European Champions.

Their final dive, a Back 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 1/2 Twists Piked (5253B) scored a huge 75.84 to guarantee a podium finish.

At the conclusion of the final Lee explained, "We usually use this event as a warm-up as it's normally much earlier on the schedule but not this time, it's been good for me to get out there today ahead of my individual event tomorrow, the 10m Platform."

Toulson then added, "The championships have been great for me, I've got two medals so I'm pleased with that but obviously I would've loved to get gold today with Matty but as I always say that is the nature of sport. There's plenty for me to take away from this event and into next season. It's also been great to compete at the first combined European Championships, it's a great concept."

The British pair were joined on the podium by Nikita Shleikher and Iulia Timoshinina of Russia, they topped the podium for gold with a score of 309.63. Bronze went to Germany, Floria Fandler and Christina Wassen after they scored 278.64.

Women's 3m Springboard Final

The 2018 European Championship Women's 3m Springboard ended in style with Grace Reid and Alicia Blagg making it a British one-two on the podium.


Reid clinched the gold medal and continental title in the dying moments of the five-round final as she finished with a score of 329.40.

"This is really up there with my biggest achievements in my career so far like my world medal with Tom [Daley] last year and being able to compete at the Olympics, it means so much and to do it here in my home city, at the pool where I started diving just wow," said Reid.

London-based Grace served up a huge last dive, Forward 2½ Somersault 1 Twist Piked (5152B) and scored 73.50 and cemented her place at the centre of the podium.

Just 1.70 points behind was teammate Alicia Blagg, who currently trains over at the University of Miami in Florida, her final score of 327.70 secured her the silver medal.

"After everything that I've been through this season and also my operations since Rio, today has proved what I'm really capable off" said Blagg.

The British pair were joined on the European Championship podium by Tina Punzel of Germany who claimed the bronze medal with a score of 324.65.

Women's 3m Springboard Preliminary

Great Britain's Alicia Blagg and Grace Reid eased into the Women's 3m Springboard final on the penultimate day of the European Diving Championships.

Reid, who started her diving career at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth pool, delivered a composed and controlled list of dives to rank second with a score of 315.70, just 2.95 points off Russia Mariia Poliakova (318.65) who topped the 21-strong field of athletes

"That was ok this morning, I'm happy with my dives and I can go away rest and hopefully come back stronger this afternoon," said Reid. 

The Dive London Aquatics athlete's highest score dive was her Forward 2 1/2 Somersaults 1 Twist Piked which came in the final round and earnt 70.50.

Blagg made a statement of intent during the prelims session after she topped the leaderboard in four of the five rounds of diving and qualified in fourth place with a score of 294.45.

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Published
11.08.2018