Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Helen Galashan get a gold medal

Mary's nieces switched from gymnastics to synchronised diving a couple of years ago and continue to do well in their new discipline.

Helen and Carol Galashan
Helen and Carol Galashan - Helen is the one on the... erm...

Galashan takes individual 10m title in Sheffield
Posted: Saturday 6th February 2010 | 21:05

EUROPEAN bronze medallist Helen Galashan took gold in the individual 10m on the second day of diving at the British Gas National Cup in Sheffield.

Her final dive secured 59.2 points to give her a total of 337.9 to top the podium ahead of Sarah Barrow in second and Brooke Graddon who finished third.

The 25-year-old, who specialises in the 10m synchro with her twin sister, went into the final ranked in fourth place and with little medal expectation.

"I am so shocked right now," said Galashan. "I came into this competition with no expectations or aims and it is so good to have won that gold. That is my best ever score and my Inward was a great way to start the competition. I have never scored nines on that dive before. I do prefer the synchro because it is with my sister so anything I do with my individual is a bonus for me."

Helen and Carol Galashan

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