Tonia Couch Diver

  • DOB

    20 May 1989
  • Coach

    Andy Banks
  • Club

    Plymouth Diving Club
  • Main event

    10m Platform
  • Best result

    World Cup Bronze Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 11
    • 13
    • 18
Tonia Couch Torso 2

Tonia Couch is one of the most successful female divers Great Britain has had after winning medals at most levels of the sport and through 2015 and 2016, qualifying the country quota places at the Olympics and then reaching two finals at Rio 2016.

The Rio 2016 Games were a third outing at an Olympics for Couch, she finished fifth with new diving Lois Toulson in the Women's 10m Synchro and closed her campaign in Brazil with a 12th place finish in the Platform event.

At the 2015 World Championships in Kazan,  Couch achieved some of her best finishes at the World Championships. She finished 8th in the 10m Platform and 6th in the 10m Synchro alongside Sarah Barrow.

The 2014 season brought great success as she finished fourth at the World Cup in Shanghai, then combined with Sarah Barrow to land Commonwealth silver at Glasgow 2014.

Having reclaimed the British 10m Platform title at the beginning of 2013, Couch competed at her fifth consecutive World Championships in the summer, finishing ninth in the 10m Platform and fifth with Barrow in the 10m Synchro.

The duo shone in 2012, winning European gold at World Cup bronze before a fifth-place finish in front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Olympics.

Couch reached the World final again in 2011, finishing ninth in the 10m Platform, while she and Barrow were agonisingly shy of the podium as the finished fourth.

The 2010 Commonwealths also saw the international formation of her fruitful 10m Synchro partnership with Sarah Barrow as the pair finished fourth.

She repeated the feat the following season at the 2009 World Championships in Rome and then again at her second Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi.

Having finished 25th at both the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, Tonia Couch broke through as an international contender on her Olympic debut in 2008, finishing eighth in the 10m Platform in Beijing.

Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Synchro 2016 - Rio 319.44 5th
10m Synchro 2012 - London 321.72 5th
10m Platform 2008 - Beijing 328.70 8th
10m Synchro 2008 - Beijing 303.48 8th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Platform 2015 - Kazan 340.30 8th
10m Synchro 2015 - Kazan 308.40 6th
10m Platform 2013 - Barcelona 311.00 9th
10m Synchro 2013 - Barcelona 309.72 5th
10m Platform 2011 - Shanghai 315.05 9th
10m Synchro 2011 - Shanghai 314.52 4th
10m Platform 2009 - Rome 351.00 8th
10m Platform 2007 - Melbourne 249.25 25th
10m Synchro 2007 - Melbourne 287.70 9th
10m Platform 2005 - Montreal 208.05 25th
10m Synchro 2005 - Montreal 287.19 10th
World Cup
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Synchro 2016 - Rio de Janeiro 308.82 Bronze
10m Platform 2014 - Shanghai 330.90 4th
10m Synchro 2014 - Shanghai 328.56 5th
10m Synchro 2012 - London 314.40 Bronze
10m Synchro 2006 - Changzhou 296.70 4th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Platform 2016 - London 352.70 Silver
10m Synchro 2016 - London 267.72 5th
10m Platform 2013 - Rostock 300.10 5th
10m Synchro 2013 - Rostock 306.24 Silver
10m Synchro 2012 - Eindhoven 319.56 Gold
10m Platform 2006 - Budapest 299.50 6th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Platform 2014 - Glasgow 335.70 5th
10m Synchro 2014 - Glasgow 307.92 Silver
10m Platform 2010 - Delhi, India 315.20 8th
10m Synchro 2010 - Delhi, India 319.68 4th
10m Platform 2006 - Melbourne 611.65 7th
10m Synchro 2006 - Melbourne 290.46 4th
World Series
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Platform 2016 - Kazan 365.90 Silver
10m Synchro 2016 - Kazan 294.30 4th
10m Platform 2016 - Windsor 311.30 9th
10m Synchro 2016 - Windsor 310.68 Bronze
10m Platform 2016 - Dubai 356.60 5th
10m Synchro 2016 - Dubai 311.76 Bronze
10m Platform 2016 - Beijing 314.70 5th
10m Synchro 2016 - Beijing 317.46 Silver
10m Platform 2015 - Merida 370.60 Bronze
10m Synchro 2015 - Merida 285.84 6th
10m Platform 2015 - Windsor 330.20 6th
10m Synchro 2015 - Windsor 325.92 Silver
10m Platform 2015 - London 357.80 Bronze
10m Synchro 2015 - London 311.88 Bronze
10m Platform 2015 - Kazan 360.30 Bronze
10m Synchro 2015 - Kazan 312.54 Bronze
10m Platform 2015 - Dubai 367.70 Bronze
10m Synchro 2015 - Dubai 305.04 6th
10m Platform 2015 - Beijing 351.90 4th
10m Synchro 2015 - Beijing 289.62 5th
10m Platform 2014 - Monterrey 349.90 9th
10m Synchro 2014 - Monterrey 314.10 4th
10m Platform 2014 - Windsor 298.10 10th
10m Synchro 2014 - Windsor 311.10 Silver
10m Platform 2014 - Moscow 371.40 4th
10m Synchro 2014 - Moscow 297.42 5th
10m Platform 2014 - London 353.70 6th
10m Synchro 2014 - London 321.24 Silver
10m Platform 2014 - Dubai 308.46 8th
10m Synchro 2014 - Dubai 293.22 5th
10m Platform 2014 - Beijing 357.90 Bronze
10m Synchro 2014 - Beijing 303.18 4th
10m Platform 2013 - Guadalajara II 336.20 Bronze
10m Synchro 2013 - Guadalajara II 317.10 Silver
10m Platform 2013 - Guadalajara I 348.40 5th
10m Synchro 2013 - Guadalajara I 304.38 Bronze
10m Platform 2013 - Edinburgh 350.45 4th
10m Synchro 2013 - Edinburgh 303.72 4th
10m Platform 2012 - Tijuana 326.65 4th
10m Synchro 2012 - Tijuana 317.94 Bronze
10m Synchro 2012 - Moscow 296.76 6th
10m Platform 2012 - Beijing 313.90 7th
10m Synchro 2012 - Beijing 307.80 6th
10m Platform 2012 - Dubai 347.25 4th
10m Synchro 2012 - Dubai 300.18 6th
10m Platform 2011 - Beijing 327.30 7th
10m Synchro 2011 - Beijing 281.58 5th
10m Platform 2011 - Moscow 280.05 9th
10m Synchro 2011 - Moscow 294.72 6th
10m Platform 2010 - Veracruz II 336.85 4th
10m Platform 2010 - Veracruz I 290.15 6th
10m Platform 2010 - Qingdao 341.35 6th
10m Synchro 2008 - Nanjing 312.54 5th
10m Platform 2007 - Sheffield 310.95 5th
10m Synchro 2007 - Sheffield 303.72 4th
Grand Prix
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Platform 2013 - Fort Lauderdale 296.95 9th
10m Synchro 2013 - Fort Lauderdale 292.68 Bronze
10m Platform 2011 - Penza 332.60 5th
10m Platform 2010 - Fort Lauderdale 334.25 Bronze
10m Synchro 2010 - Fort Lauderdale 293.04 Bronze
10m Platform 2009 - Fort Lauderdale 287.20 9th
10m Platform 2008 - Fort Lauderdale 330.90 5th
10m Synchro 2008 - Fort Lauderdale 307.32 5th
10m Platform 2008 - Montreal 169.80 22nd
10m Platform 2007 - Rostock 286.25 10th
10m Synchro 2007 - Rostock 293.88 5th
10m Platform 2007 - Fort Lauderdale 264.85 11th
10m Synchro 2007 - Fort Lauderdale 283.74 7th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Synchro 2016 - Sheffield 293.22 Gold
10m Platform 2015 Plymouth 346.10 Bronze
10m Synchro 2015 Plymouth 305.22 Gold
10m Platform 2013 - Plymouth 365.20 Gold
10m Synchro 2013 - Plymouth 327.66 Gold
10m Platform 2012 - Sheffield 361.30 Silver
10m Synchro 2012 - Sheffield 327.18 Gold
10m Platform 2011 - Sheffield 321.65 Gold
10m Platform 2010 - Sheffield 324.25 Silver
10m Synchro 2010 - Sheffield 307.32 Gold
10m Platform 2009 - Sheffield 330.50 Silver
10m Synchro 2009 - Sheffield 285.90 Silver
10m Platform 2008 - Manchester 319.00 Bronze
10m Synchro 2008 - Manchester 310.32 Silver
10m Platform 2007 - Manchester 298.50 Silver
10m Synchro 2007 - Manchester 300.06 Gold
10m Platform 2006 - Manchester 290.70 Bronze
10m Synchro 2006 - Manchester 290.64 Gold
10m Platform 2005 - Sheffield 279.96 Bronze
10m Synchro 2005 - Sheffield 296.64 Gold
National Cup
Event Year Time/Score Result
10m Platform 2016 - Southend 346.80 Gold
10m Synchro 2016 - Southend 297.72 Silver
10m Platform 2012 - Southend 333.65 Silver
10m Synchro 2012 - Southend 313.14 Gold
10m Platform 2011 - Southend 322.85 Silver