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Lee and Goodfellow mark first senior international in style

March 14, 2014 12:03 pm

Matty Lee and Daniel Goodfellow marked their maiden Diving World Series in style as the British pair claimed men’s 10m synchro bronze in Beijing.

The duo scored over 100 points for their required dives and opened the optional rounds with an inward three-and-a-half somersaults tucked and moved into third place after scoring 77.76.

Their best dive was the back three-and-a-half somersaults tucked which almost scored them 80 points and set them up for their medal placing.

Lee and Goodfellow, who are aged 16 and 17 respectively, were competing at their first senior international competition as a synchro pair and they completed their final with a score of 387.66 for third place.

The gold medal went to the Chinese pair of Yuan Cao and Yue Lin with a total of 466.32 points, while silver was won by world champions Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding of Germany with 422.70.

Meanwhile, Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch narrowly missed out on a podium place as they finished fourth in the women’s 10m synchro with a score of 303.18 – the pairs first competition back since Couch dislocated a knee.

Also returning from injury was Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree and the duo finished in seventh place in the women’s 3m synchro with a score of 284.73.

© Sportsbeat 2014