Bronze for Plymouth diving duo Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow in USA Grand Prix
PLYMOUTH Diving stars Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow struck bronze at a USA Grand Prix.
The pair finished third in the women's 10 metres synchro at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Coach and Barrow, the current European champions, scored 292.68 points.
The winners were Chinese divers Jie Lian and Haung Xiaohui with 321.54 points.
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Silver went to Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee with 295.62 points.
Afterwards Barrow tweeted: "Bronze medal in the sychro. Bad inward (dive), but also some crazy judging."
The pair had also competed in the individual 10 metre event, but neither reached the final, with only the top three progressing from each semi.
Fellow city diver Tom Daley had been due to compete at Fort Lauderdale, but he was forced to pull out of the competition on Thursday due to an elbow injury.
In his absence, China's Zhang Yanquan won the men's 10m platform gold, beating Olympic champion David Boudia.
Yanquan scored 521.00 in the outdoor event, with Boudia, competing for the first time since the London Olympics, taking second with 518.60.
Couch, Barrow and Daley, along with their city coach Andy Banks, will now move on to Mexico for a FINA World Series event.
A decision on whether Daley will compete is likely to be made later this week.
If he does he will come up against Olympic silver medallist and current world champion Qui Bo.