Blagg & Gallantree are happy to be in Seventh heaven

29 July 2012 / 17:50

Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree finished seventh in the 3 metre  synchronised diving final and made the most of their Olympic debut.

The duo scored a total of 285.60 points, with 2011 world champions He Zi and Wu Minxa of China claiming gold with 346.20 points.

Blagg and Gallantree entered round three in fourth place, and although dropping to seventh by the end of round five, they have improved their world ranking on their first Olympic outing.

Gallantree, who will also compete in the 3m individual event, said: “It was absolutely incredible, the crowd out there is just mind-blowing. The result  could have been slightly better but there were a lot of positives.

“We weren’t really looking at the medals we were just focusing on what we needed to do.  Due to the crowd’s support we were standing on the board grinning at each other,” she added.

Blagg, the youngest on the diving team aged 15, said: “It’s my first Games and it was just an absolutely incredible experience. It’s a learning experience.  Hopefully I have many more Games in me so I can improve on this and improve on the dives I’m not confident with.”

Inspired by the crowd at the Aquatics Centre, she added: “We feed off the crowd, when they’re really loud we’re just so happy.”