Saturday, August 02, 2014

Reid not Ready to Leave Commonwealth Bubble

“At the end I saw a flag with the words, ‘Are you Reidy?’ rather than ‘Are you Ready?’, things like that are really special...." Grace Reid

Despite not having had the best preparation going into the event, Grace Reid got through the preliminaries and qualified for the 3m Springboard final at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh with a score of 281.80.

Having suffered a shoulder subluxation back in April Reid only managed to start training for the event in May and has not been able to prepare or practice as much as she would have liked to on the 3m board. However, putting in a solid set of five dives, in particular her Front 2½ Somersault 1 Twist, Piked and her Reverse 2½ Somersault, Tucked dives, where she scored 58.50 and 60.20 points respectively.

On securing her place in the final Reid commented,

“I’m pleased, everything was consistent and I felt good in the air. There’s a ouple of things to improve on for the final and that’s what I aim to do. My PB is over 300 so I’m not miles off. I just need to sharpen up for tonight and hope I get close.

“Given my injury I haven’t done the volume of training I would have liked to on the 3m board. I’ve had to practice more on the lower board and it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster getting back up on 3m one. One day it would be fine, the next I’d have to come back down to the 1m board and stay on that for another three days.”

Describing the crowd as ‘faultless’ Reid finished by saying,

“At the end I saw a flag with the words, ‘Are you Reidy?’ rather than ‘Are you Ready?’, things like that are really special and have made this whole experience unbelievable. I’ve only a matter of hours until it all comes to an end and I’m not sure I’m ready or wanting to leave my Commonwealth Games bubble.”

Grace’s 3m Springboard final takes place from 6pm tonight.

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