Thomas Miller Investment Sponsored Diver narrowly misses out on Commonwealth medal

Thomas Miller Investment Sponsored Diver narrowly misses out on Commonwealth medal

Thomas Miller Investment Sponsored Diver, Grace Reid, narrowly misses out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games but pulls out a Personal Best to finish 5th in the 1m Springboard Final.

Grace entered the final dive of the 1m Springboard in 2nd place, but having opted for a safer ‘go-to’ dive (in a schedule which is produced in advance of the event and strictly adhered to) she slipped down off the podium as her 11 rivals all went for something a little more difficult.

Speaking after the event and her choice of dives, Grace Said:

“It’s a dive I had been doing for a while – when I feel a little bit nervous I relax into that dive. I came in for a PB and I got a blooming good one. I’m very pleased.”

I the 3m Springboard Final Grace finished in 9th Place, 1 place ahead of Rebecca Gallantree who made the Olympic Semi-Finals for Team GB in 2012. Although not scoring as high as she did in Delhi 4 years ago, Grace beat the score that crowned her British 3m Springboard Diving Champion in 2012. A fantastic achievement!

Grace’s training has been severely hampered having suffered a bad shoulder injury earlier this year – only recently has she managed to pick her training up again.

Thomas Miller Investment have been supporting Grace for the last 5 years and have seen her compete in 2 Commonwealth Games, narrowly miss out on a place in Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games and be crowned European Junior Champion (Synchronised) and British Champion (Solo).

2 great pictures of Grace diving, courtesy of Scottish Swimming here and here

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