Toulson and Couch miss out on bronze

LOCAL diver Lois Toulson missed out on a medal in the 10m synchronised diving at the Maria Lenk aquatics centre in Rio.

Toulson, 16, who is awaiting her GCSE results when she returns home, competed alongside three-time Olympian Tonia Couch.

The pair, who have only been partnered together for eight months, scored a personal best of 319.44 in the final, but it was only good enough for a fifth-placed finish.

They were still in contention for a bronze medal going into their final dive into the unappealing and controversial murky green pool, but the pressure took its toll, and the duo slipped out of medal contention in an event the Chinese dominated to claim gold.

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