Plymouth diving star Tonia Couch boosted by World Series success

IMG_1999PLYMOUTH diver Tonia Couch says she will go into this summer’s World Championships in Kazan full of confidence after her success at the FINA/NVA World Series.

Couch enjoyed four individual podium finishes and was crowned the overall winner of the six-meet series.

She said: “If you’d said I would win four bronze medals and win the overall title I probably would have laughed at you.

“I can’t really put my finger on why it went so well this season.

“It has given me confidence going into the worlds. You are going to get nervous, but my performances give me hope that I can make the finals and then see what happens.

“It would be incredible to medal at the worlds. With diving so much depends on what happens on the day and if everything comes off, but if I put it all together then there’s no reason why not.”

Couch believes she still has room for improvement, but wants to take her World Series momentum into Kazan.

The World Championship will be the first chance divers have to qualify places for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio.

Despite her individual success at this year’s World Series, Couch insists her most likely chance of success in Brazil next year will be in the synchro event with fellow city diver Tonia Couch.

The duo won a silver and two bronze medals at the World Series.


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