Plymouth’s Shanice Lobb narrowly misses out on European Games medal

shanice Lobb

shanice Lobb

PLYMOUTH diver Shanice Lobb narrowly missed out on a medal at the inaugural European Games in Baku.

The 17-year-old heartbreakingly finished fourth in the women’s 10m platform final, which was won by her Great Britain team-mate Lois Toulson.

Lobb looked on course for a medal at the halfway point of the final. She sat second behind 15-year-old Toulson, but a disappointing third dive cost her.

The city star scored 63 points of more for all her dives apart from the third, which she only scored 33.60 points for. That effort proved crucial in the end.

Lobb, who had qualified for the final in fifth place, scored 397.70 in total.

Huddersfield’s Toulson, who won the British Championships in Plymouth back in February, was well ahead of anyone else with 456.70 points.

Russia’s Anna Chuinyshena was second with 429.15 and Germany’s Elena Wassen picked up the bronze with 410.40.

Lobb tweeted afterwards: “Bit gutted after finishing fourth today in the women’s platform event at the Baku Games. However, I had such a great time competing for TeamGB and it was such an amazing experience.

“Now it is time to learn from my mistakes and come back fighting for my next competition.”

Lobb’s cousin Matthew Dixon will compete on Sunday in the men’s platform event, while tomorrow their Plymouth team-mate Natasha MacManus will take part in the springboard event for Ireland.


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