Goodfellow fifth at London Aquatics Centre

21:29 25 April 2014

London Aquatics Centre. Photo: Damion Roberts

London Aquatics Centre. Photo: Damion Roberts


London 2012 venue hosts elite divers this weekend for latest round of FINA/NVC Diving World Series

Daniel Goodfellow. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP PhotographicDaniel Goodfellow. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

Daniel Goodfellow finished fifth in the latest round of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series at the London Aquatics Centre.

Having come third with dive partner Matthew Lee in the Men’s 10m Synchro Platform in each of the competition’s two previous dates, in Beijing and Dubai, Goodfellow missed out on a third consecutive medal after finishing 75.27 points shy of Chinese winning divers Aisen Chen and Jian Yang.

However, the 17-year-old from Meldreth and Lee scored a personal best total of 403.86 points for the six rounds, their highest score of the series so far.

There was a brief delay midway through the competition when a rogue fire alarm went off, but once the competition resumed the British pair worked their way up from sixth, where they had been after the first round of dives, to fourth.

That placing came after Goodfellow and Lee had scored 85.14 for their fourth round back 3½ somersault tuck dive – their highest individual score of the series to date.

It left them ahead of Italy and Germany and behind Mexico, Ukraine and China with two dives to go.

However, after scoring just 71.40 points for their fifth dive, a reverse 3½ somersault with tuck, the home-based duo dropped a place behind Germany where they stayed after the final round of diving.

Earlier in the day, Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch won silver in the women’s 10m Synchro Platform behind China.


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