Rio Olympics 2016: Shi Tingmao wins women's 3m springboard gold

Grace Reid
Grace Reid won a European Championships bronze earlier this year

China's Shi Tingmao won Olympic gold in the women's 3m springboard, as Great Britain's Grace Reid finished eighth.

World champion Shi, 24, scored 406.05, nearly 20 points more than her nearest rival, compatriot He Zi.

Italian Tania Cagnotto won bronze in her last Olympics.

Reid, 20, became the first British woman to make the final of the 3m springboard since 1972, and secured eighth place with a final dive of 67.50.

"That was amazing. I'm gutted it's over to be honest but I loved every second," said Grace.

"I guess I saved my best until last. That's the good thing going in on a fresh page and taking each dive at a time, to walk away with that result is just amazing.

"My mum couldn't watch me dive when I was younger. She never liked me jumping off 10m and I think now she can finally watch me. She was in the crowd tonight and I'm really hoping she watched that otherwise I'm going to sit her down and make her."

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