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European Diving Championships silver for Barrow and Couch

June 21, 2013 11:29 am

Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch might have claimed silver at the European Diving Championships but the former still admitted disappointment in not taking the top prize.

The British duo arrived in Rostock, Germany, as the defending 10m synchro platform champions having won gold in 2012.

And Barrow and Couch’s title defence got off to an excellent start as they scored 106.20 points for their required dives, meaning they led the field heading into the optional dives.

However they then dropped marks with their first optional dive and ended the competition in second with 306.24 points – with Barrow insisting finishing second best has made them hungrier to not let lightning strike twice at the World Championships this summer.

"We are disappointed to have not retained our title," Barrow said. "We are happy to be back on the podium at a European level and it has made us hungrier for success at World Championships.

"The required dives were the best we have done them in a really long time. It was the third dive that lost us the gold but we can go back and work on that with our coach ahead of Barcelona."

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