Friday, July 21, 2017

Reid Shows Promise on World Stage

Olympic finalist Grace Reid continued to show her development on the international circuit by securing a fourth place finish in the 3m Springboard.

Reid made history in Rio by finishing in eighth place at the Games and continued to show her promise in the 3m event.

She finished the prelims in 14th place, improved it to eighth in the semi-final and then secured fourth with a strong performance in the final.

In the final, she scored 68.20 for her Front 3 ½ Somersaults piked and secured a total score of 336.70. 

"I don't have words right now, it's very surreal," Reid said. "I just went into that final purely to have fun and something clicked today that hasn't clicked before.

"I don't like knowing where I'm sitting, I just knew I was diving well which is obviously a nice feeling. I think each dive I was being aggressive and confident and that showed.

"I have to stay focused though because I'm competing again with Tom tomorrow. We're really excited for the Mixed 3m Synchro and we'll see how that goes."

For full results from the FINA World Championships click here

Article courtesy of British Swimming