PLYMOUTH Diving’s Victoria Vincent continued her good form by finishing fourth in her first senior FINA Grand Prix meeting at the weekend in Italy.
Vincent, who recently became European girls’ B platform champion, set a new personal best in the semi-finals in Bolzano.
The 15-year-old competing for Great Britain finished fourth in the prelims with 301.95 points, before scoring an impressive 322.35 points to take second in her semi-final group.
Vincent, now back to her best after a long spell out after suffering a detached retina in late 2014, could not quite repeat her semi performance in the final, but once again topped the 300-point mark to finish as the top European behind Japan’s Minami Itahashi, China Miya Suo and Canada’s Celina Toth.
The teenager said on social media afterwards: “Had such a good experience in Bolzano for my first senior Grand Prix. Came fourth in my platform event and also got a new PB in my semi-final with 322points. So happy with my result it was great to dive with some of those who will compete at the Rio Olympics.”
Vincent’s Plymouth Diving team-mate Shanice Lobb, who took silver in the girls’ A platform event at the recent European Junior Championships, reached the semi-finals in the same competition.
Club team-mate and European boys’ A champion Matthew Dixon made the semi-finals of the men’s event with 394.65 points in the prelims. He came fifth in his semi, with only the top three progressing.