Starling and Blagg miss medals in Berlin

24 August 2014 / 19:39

Hannah Starling and Alicia Blagg booked their spots in Berlin’s European Championship finale on Sunday but the British duo eventually missed out on the medals.

The teenage pair progressed through the morning’s 3m springboard preliminaries and into the afternoon final.

Starling, who claimed 3m bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow just three weeks ago, was hoping for another podium finish in the German capital.

But it wasn’t to be for the City of Leeds diver, who had qualified in ninth with a score of 280.75.

Despite improving her performance for the medals showdown, the 19-year-old couldn’t jump into the top three, eventually finishing seventh with 297.40.

Blagg, 17, was also in action and qualified through the preliminaries in sixth place.

However, the Wakefield youngster, fresh from her gold medal in the 3m springboard synchro in Glasgow, slipped back to 11th in the final with a score of 286.50.

Russia’s defending champion Nadezhda Bazhina won gold with a score of 322.80, while silver went to Italy’s Tania Cagnotto and bronze to Nora Subschinski of Germany.

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