Celebrated diver Robinson-Baker calls time on his career

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Sheffield-based Olympian Nick Robinson-Baker has called time on his storied diving career.

The 27-year-old has represented Great Britain at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics plus three World Championships.

And he closed out his career with a bronze medal in the 3m synchro at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

Though his competitive days are over, Robinson-Baker sees a future for himself in the sport.

“After 21 years of diving and 13 of those competing for Great Britain I have decided to hang up my trunks,” he said.

“The highlights of my career were definitely becoming the World Series champion, placing fifth in the Olympic final in London in front of a home crowd and to top it off becoming Commonwealth bronze medallist.

“Competing for my country at the highest level was a real honour. It’s the end of an era but I am very excited about what my future holds.

“I will always have a passion for the sport of diving and really hope to stay involved in some way.

“Thanks to all my friends and family for supporting me through everything over the years and to all of the support staff as well, you know who you are.

“A special thanks to my mum Pauline for making sure I stuck at it no matter what and of course my coach from 2008-2012 Steve Gladding for getting me to London 2012 and helping me produce such an amazing result.

“It really is something I will never forget.

“Finally a huge thanks to Freddie Woodward for being a truly dedicated synchro partner for the last nine months and showing he has what it takes to be a champ.

“Also to my coach Tom Owens who was just exactly what I needed him to be for the last year of my diving career.”

Robinson-Baker moved from his native London in 2005 to train at Ponds Forge.