Reid and Haslam pairing leads to World Cup bronze

9 Jun 2018

Grace Reid and Ross Haslam have picked up Britain's third medal of the FINA diving world cup. 

The pairing competed together in the mixed 3m synchro final coming in third place . It was the duo’s first major competition together and came about following Tom Daley’s decision to take a break for the rest of the year.

Their best dive came in the final round, scoring them 72.54 points for their  forward 3½ somersault in pike position,  finishing with a total of 302.64 points. Gold went to Han Wang and Zheng Li of China with 337.95 points, with Italy’s Elena Bertocchi and Maicol Verzotto taking silver with 303.90 points.

Earlier in the day, Scottish diver Reid was in competition in the women’s 3m individual event, this time competing against Leeds-based Kat Torrance.

Reid, 22 finished in 14th place (273.00 points), with Torrance, 19, finishing in 18th (225.00 points).  

Reid’s best dive came in the third and sixth rounds, scoring her 63.00 for the back 2½ somersault in pike position and forward 2½ somersault 1 Twist in pike position. Torrance’s highest score was in the first round with a total of 58.50 for her Forward 2½ Somersault 1 Twist Pike.

In the men's platform event Plymouth's Matthew Dixon managed to secure a place in tomorrow's semi-final, finishing ninth in the preliminaries. Team mate Noah Wilson came 19th, narrowly missing his chance to progress.

Yesterday's competition saw Dixon and Williams finished sixth in the men's synchro platform final scoring 384.81 in total. In a competition that saw them vary in position from eighth to third, their best scoring dive, an inward 3 1/2 Somersault in tuck position, earned them 78.72 points.

The Chinese pair of Aisen Chen and Hao Yang walked away with the gold after scoring 491.73, with Russians Aleksandr Belevtsev and  Nikita Shleikher in second and Australians Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey in third.