Couch fourth at World Cup; Laugher reaches final in second

19 July 2014 / 10:06

British diver Tonia Couch is well placed to claim a first ever Commonwealth medal after rounding off her World Cup campaign with fourth in the 10m platform.

Couch is set to make her third Commonwealth Games appearance at Glasgow 2014 and added a fourth in the 10m platform to the fifth she achieved with Sarah Barrow in the 10m synchro.

The 25-year-old was at her consistent best but fell just short of a second World Cup medal after 10m synchro bronze in 2012 as she placed fourth with an overall total of 330.90.

Couch was the second ranked Commonwealth athlete behind Melissa Wu of Australia, who secured third with 349.50, while teammate Barrow was 11th in Shanghai.

There is hope that Britain will claim a medal in China though with Jack Laugher qualifying for the 3m springboard final in second place after a score of 507.00 in the semi-final.

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