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Students had a gas at British Diving Championships

Released: 23.02.15

Divers Sarah Barrow, Robyn Birch, Matthew Dixon and Rhea Gayle excelled themselves during a national dive competition.

The British Gas Diving Championships, which ran from Feb 20-22, saw dynamic duo Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch win gold in the Womens 10m Synchro. Robyn Birch and diving partner Shanice Lobb won silver.

Sarah Barrow, who studies a Masters in Journalism at the University, came second to Tonia Couch in the Women's Platform preliminary round, but beat her in the final taking home silver with 350.10 points. Lois Toulson from Leeds won gold.

Robyn Birch, who studies BA Coach and Physical Education, took fourth place in the Womens Platform with 321.20 points - a big improvement on her preliminary round score of 305 points.

Rhea Gayle, a student of Applied Sport Science for Coaching, was the star of the Womens 1m, where she won both the preliminary round and took gold in the final with 270.95 points. She also came third place in the Womens 3m final.

Matthew Dixon rubbed shoulders with Olympic Diver Tom Daley in the Mens Platform round.

Dixon, just 14, is one of the ‘Making A Difference’ athletes supported by the University. He took home a silver medal with a fantastic score of 427.15 points.

Olympic diver Daley, who won gold for his new “firework routine”, was making a return visit to Plymouth Life Centre where he trained for the London 2012.

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