Silver lining for Mears and Laugher in Diving World Series
June 7, 2014 12:19 pm
Great Britain’s Chris Mears and Jack Laugher won their first Diving World Series silver medal with a brilliant performance in Mexico in the men's 3m springboard synchro.
The pair have competed in the final four legs of the series and won two bronzes previously but they found Chinese duo, and world bronze medallists, Cao Yuan and Lin Yue too hot to handle.
Mears and Laugher secured a score of 100 points for their required dives to lie in fourth place as the final entered the optional rounds.
At the halfway point the pair were still outside the medal places but their inward three-and-a -half somersaults tucked moved them up to third.
The pair saved their best for last, though, with a score of 86.64 for their front four-and-a-half somersaults tucked securing 423.78 in total – Cao and Lin managed a stunning 442.62 overall.
In the women’s 10m Synchro Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch finished just outside of the medals in fourth place with a score of 314.10 points.
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