Flash Quotes: Mixed 10m Synchronised platform
The newly formed Chinese duet claimed gold, while Lois Toulson and Matthew Lee clinched silver for Great Britain in Mixed 10m Synchro Platform.
LIAN Junjie: "We are very happy about victory, especially because we have been working together for a month only. In spite of this we anticipated good ranking. The time was rather short, but we worked hard every single day, we trained all day to refine our dives. Hard work paid off and led us to the first placement. Although me and my former duet partner had some outstanding results in spring we were not in complete harmony. Changing partners was a risky step to take but the gold medals shows it was the right decision. We don’t yet know if we stay together for the long run, time will tell."
LEE Matthew: "The crew is amazing, we have a young team. We feel really good, this was the first competition for us together. Lois enters synchro tomorrow, I will do individual on 10 platform later, now that it is over we are somewhat relieved. It was not that hard to get used to each other, as we train together and we are very good friends. We are absolutely satisfied with our dives, there were some minor mistakes in the first two rounds which could have been avoided, still China was far ahead. They have excellent divers. Maybe one day we can get close to them, anything can happen in diving."