Couch and Barrow end 74-year wait for European diving title
TONIA Couch and Sarah Barrow have underlined her Olympic intent by becoming Britain's first women diving European champions in 74 years.
The platform synchro pair, who won bronze at the World Cup in London earlier this year, strung together a series of quality dives to take the title in Eindhoven with a new British record 319.56 score.
"We've done a few records now," said Couch .
"It is an amazing feeling and it's a pretty medal too.
"The fact it was our personal best score, which makes it even better, but even then we think we can go better."
Couch made her Olympic debut in Beijing and finished eighth with former partner Stacie Powell and claimed another top ten in the individual platform event.
But selection for the Games won't be decided until the trials later this month.
"We hope to be in London because we've been doing well," added Barrow.
"We're in good shape physically and the results are showing. It's amazing to break that 74-year record as well but we just have to keep working hard."
Elsewhere, Jack Laugher and Chris Mears were in action in the final of the men’s 3m Springboard and they finished in sixth and eighth place respectively.
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