Olympics diving: Hannah Starling misses 3m springboard final

By Nick HopeBBC Olympic sports reporter

Great Britain's Hannah Starling came agonisingly close to reaching the individual 3m springboard final, but missed out by 0.75 points.

The 17-year-old, who was making her Olympic debut, scored 313.95 to finish in 13th when a top 12 place was needed.

Team-mate Rebecca Gallantree impressed en-route to the semi-finals, but poor routines in round three and four ended her challenge.

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Minxia Wu leads the standings.

"I didn't even think I'd make the semi-final yesterday," said Starling. "It's tough when it's so close, but it's my first Olympics, so I'm really happy with my performance. I just aimed to have a really good time and I did."

Gallantree, 27, says she is unsure about her future and will take some time away before making a decision on whether to continue.

"Sport can be tough sometimes," reflected Gallantree, who was 25th in Beijing. "I gave it everything I had but unfortunately it didn't go my way.

"I'm not sure [about continuing]. I'm going to take a break now. It's holiday time and then [I will] look at things for next year."