Gallantree takes 6th in Rio

Rebecca in Rio

University of Leeds alumna Rebecca Gallantree and her diving partner, Alicia Blagg, kicked started the British Diving’s team Olympic competition this Sunday, in the womens’ 3m synchronised springboard event.

The Chinese pair ran away with the event by a massive 32 point margin leaving it a hotly contested, 4-way fight for the bronze medal spot. The Leeds based pairing started promisingly in their first two dives, but following a number of improving dives by the Australian and Canadian Teams, the duo ended up with a respectable 6th on 292.83 points.