World Series Diving: Grace Reid and James Heatly win bronze

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Diving World Series: Grace Reid and James Heatly dive to bronze
Diving World Series
Venue: London Aquatics Centre Dates: 1-3 May 2015
Coverage: All sessions featuring finals are live on the BBC Sport website and IPTV with the men's 10m platform final also live on BBC Three from 19:00 on 3 May. Check listings for the latest Red Button showings.
By Nick Hope, BBC Olympic sports reporter in London

British divers Grace Reid and James Heatly claimed a shock mixed 3m springboard synchronised bronze medal in their World Series debut.

The duo, who won the first ever mixed-gender synchronised British title in February, scored 299.76 to finish behind China (336.90) and Canada (309.60).

It was the first time Reid and Heatly had dived together internationally.

"We are unbelievably happy and can't believe it," Reid told BBC Sport.

The result for the Scottish pair was all the more impressive given they finished ahead of teams from Italy and Russia, who included established international divers such as 14-time European champion Tania Cagnotto and world silver medallist Viktor Minibaev.

The event, which was only approved by world governing body FINA late last year, will debut at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia in July.

"The event has challenges as James is stronger than I am, but we get on really well and I think that's at the base of every good synchro partnership," said Reid.

Heatly added: "It's crazy what we've achieved and it would be incredible if we could get selected for the worlds."

China's Shi Tingmao claimed her fourth successive women's 3m springboard World Series title, finishing ahead of countrywoman Han Wang.

Pamela Ware of Canada claimed the bronze medal after winning a 'dive-off' against Russia Nadezhda Bazhina with both athletes having attained the same score from their regulation five routines

China's domination of the World Series event in London was halted in the men's 3m springboard event where Russia's Evgeny Kuznetsov claimed the gold.

Britain's Jack Laugher - who won the two previous events in Dubai and Russia - had earlier failed to progress from the semi-finals, but it was still a high-class final.

Jack Laugher

Germany's Patrick Hausding made amends for his horror-show in Friday's synchronised 3m springboard competition by finishing second, whilst China's Yuan Cao was third.

Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley will compete in the 10m platform final on Sunday, whilst synchronised bronze medallist Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will also compete individually.

London Diving World Series schedule:
Sunday 3 MayMen's 10m platform final (19:00)Women's 10m platform final (20:17)Mixed 10m platform final (21:19)

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