Sunday, February 15, 2009

Galashan twins win 10m British diving title

Identical twins Helen and Carol Galashan took their first big step towards the London Olympics in their new sport of synchronised diving by winning the 10-metre title at the British Diving Championships in Sheffield.

sychronised divers off diving board

The 21-year-olds, both students at Leeds Metropolitan University who have only been diving for 2½ years, defeated Olympic duo Stacie Powell and Tonia Couch after becoming the first synchro pair in the world to perform an arm-stand back double somersault with 1½ twists - considered one of the most difficult dives in the world.

They took the gold medal with a final score of 299.76 points, ahead of Powell and Couch who took second place with a total of 285.90.

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See also "Galashan twins in synch for London 2012"

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