Laugher and Mears take Diving World Series bronze in Moscow

02 May 2014 / 18:12

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears continued their emergence as a new diving duo by winning 3m synchro bronze at the fourth leg of the Diving World Series in Moscow.

The pair made their international debut together just last week, finishing fourth as the World Series returned to the aquatics venue of the London 2012 Olympics.

And they went one better in Russia, posting a score of 421.71 points to finish third behind China’s He Chong and Qui Kai with home favourites Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov taking the win.

Laugher, for whom the bronze represented his first Diving World Series medal, and Mears’ top score came from with their front four-and-a-half somersaults tucked, which gained them 87.78 points.

Elsewhere, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow were unable to repeat their silver-medal winning performance of London as they finished fifth in the women’s 10m synchro with 297.42 points.

And Dan Goodfellow and Matthew Lee recorded 361.26 points from the judges in the 10m men’s synchro to finish seventh.

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