Synchro Success for GB in Singapore

25 Nov 2019

British pairings secured two silvers and a bronze at the ninth leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Singapore this weekend.

Junior British divers achieved three synchro medals and two individual finals at the weekend with many of the squad competing at the Grand Prix level for the first time.

Lucas Thompson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix were the first to head to the podium for Great Britain, clinching silver in the Mixed Synchronised Platform on Friday evening with a final total of 292.20.

Thompson and Spendolini-Sirieix
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lucas Thompson

Thompson then struck a second silver with dive partner Benjamin Cutmore in the Men’s Synchronised Platform. After a consistent opening few dives the pair finished strongly with a Back 2½ Somersaults 1½ Twists Pike (5253B) that scored 80.64 to consolidate their medal.

Advancing to the Men’s 3m Springboard final, Tyler Humphreys had mixed fortunes in finishing 6th, but greatly improved on the Reverse 2½ Somersaults Pike (305B) dive which had troubled him in the preliminary and semi-final rounds.

Finishing just outside the medal places in the Women’s 10m Platform, Spendolini-Sirieix scored highest with her Armstand Back Double Somersault 1½ Twists (6243D) with 67.20 points, before capping off her weekend with a bronze alongside Josie Zillig in the Women’s Synchronised Platform to conclude Britain’s medal haul in the final Fina Diving Grand Prix event of 2019.

Full results and scores from Singapore can be found here.