Diving: Blagg and Daley delighted with World Series bronze

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Alicia Blagg and Tom Daley took bronze in the mixed three-metre synchro at the Diving World Series in Merida, Mexico on Saturday.

The British pair finished on 314.82 points, behind winners Francois Imbeau-Dulac and Jennifer Abel of Canada, who scored 331.53 points.

China’s Yang Hao and Wang Han won silver with a score of 317.10.

The new pairing of Daley, 21, who won the men’s 10-metre platform World Series gold in London, and City of Leeds Diving Club star Blagg, 18, also won bronze in the previous mixed three-metre synchro World Series event in Canada.

After Saturday’s sensational day’s diving in Merida, the successful pool partners turned to social media to express their delight at their joint and individual results.

Blagg tweeted: “So happy with all performances in Mexico! International best in individual and to top it all off 3rd in mixed sync!

Daley was also quick to express his feelings and tweeted: “Another bronze for Alicia and I in the Mixed Synchro 3m Springboard :) very happy!”

Britain’s Chris Mears and Harrogate’s Jack Laugher finished fourth and sixth respectively in the men’s three-metre springboard final.

Sixty divers from 12 countries will be competing in the sixth and final World Series event of the year in Mexico, ahead of the Pan American Games in Toronto in July and the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, which begin on July 24.

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