Home nations miss 3m medals

14 Apr 2018

It wasn’t to be for the three home nation divers in the Women’s 3m final but all finish Gold Coast 2018 as Commonwealth medallists.

England’s Katherine Torrance was the highest ranked finalist after five rounds of diving, she was seventh with a final score of 286.05.

Speaking to the BBC at the end of the final Torrance explained, “Like every competition there are ups and downs. Unfortunately I dropped my third round, I tried to bring it back the best I could with my reverse two and a half which was probably the best dive I’ve done here and I’m really happy with it.

“I wasn’t even sure if I was going to compete at the Commonwealths, I was in an accident earlier in the year and really damaged my wrist so just too even be here is great.

“To still make it to the podium with Alicia in the 3m Synchro has given me a huge boost of confidence and I can take that into the future with me.”

Alicia Blagg (England) finished just behind Torrance in Eighth place, her point’s total was 282.40.

Blagg said afterwards, “Overall it’s been a good Games and a good experience for me, I can walk away from this competition with my head held high.

“I will just have to put behind me what happened in that 3m final and hopefully that will make me a better diver.”

Following her historic 1m gold yesterday for Team Scotland, Grace Reid was back in action and finished in ninth place in the Women’s 3m final with a score of 282.00.

“It’s not a wasted experience,” said Reid, “There’s still plenty I can take away, there’s positives and there’s stuff I can take away to work on.

“It was a fantastic final and all of the girls really stepped up from the prelims into final. Women’s springboard is a really strong event and in the Commonwealth particularly, so yeah a great final to be part of.”

The medals were shared amongst Canada’s Jennifer Abel who won gold with 366.95, silver went to Maddison Keeney of Australia with a score of 366.55 and Anabelle Smith also of Australia claimed bronze with a point’s total of 336.90.