Historic gold for Reid

13 Apr 2018

Grace Reid claims a historic Commonwealth Games gold medal for Team Scotland in the Women’s 1m Springboard final.

With a final score of 275.30 to secure her place on the Gold Coast 2018 podium, she becomes the first female diver from her nation to win a Commonwealth medal and did it in true style with gold.

Reid had a steady and controlled prelims qualifying sixth and comfortably booked her place in the final.

The first three rounds saw her alternate between first and second position but it was her fourth dive that saw her move into the gold medal positon.

Her highest scoring dive came in the penultimate round, a Forward 1½ Somersaults 2 Twists in free positon, recording a total of 59.80.

Grace was flanked on the Commonwealth podium by two Australian’s, Georgia Sheehan took the silver with 264.00 points and with 252.95 points bronze went to Esther Qin.

Team England’s Katherine Torrance fell out of the medals after a mistake on her final dive, she finished in fifth with a score of 237.50.

Miami-based Alicia Blagg (England) wasn’t able to carry her form from the prelims into the finals, she dropped several of her dives to finish the final placed seventh with a point’s total of 228.55.

Still to come on the penultimate day of the Gold Coast 2018 diving competition is the Men's 3m Synchro final featuring Olympic Champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears.