Couch continues her impressive World Series record with synchro bronze in Canada

TONIA COUCH and Lois Toulson claimed a bronze medal in the women’s 10m synchro competition at the final World Series event of the season in Canada on Friday.

The duo had come fifth in the three previous legs, but they finally made the podium in Windsor, Ontario.

The Great Britain pair finished behind Chinese winners Yajie Si and Quian Ren, who scored 336.66 points, and Malaysia’s Nur Dhabitah Binti Sabri and Pandelela Pang, who collected 298.80.

Couch and Toulson just missed out on silver, scoring 298.62.

Crowd favourites, Caeli McKay and Meaghan Benfeito, from Canada, were fourth with 293.82 points.

Couch’s medal in Windsor means she has picked up at least one World Series medal each season for the last six years.

However, there was disappointment for Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow in the men’s 10m synchro event on the opening day of the Canada leg of the World Series.

They had to settle for fourth place with some below par diving from 2016 Olympic bronze medallists.

They finished on 383.28 points, with the top three teams all scoring more than 420 points.

China’s Aisen Chen and Hao Yang won with 477.84 points. Second were the experienced German pair of Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding with 430.68, while Russia’s Viktor Minibaev and Aleksandr Bondar claimed bronze, scoring 422.16 points.

Daley still has two more chances of a medal in Windsor. He will compete in the individual 10m event and the mixed three-metre competition with Grace Reid on Sunday.

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