Diving: Nick still intends to dive in with partner Mears

Nick Robinson Baker (right) with Chris Mears
Nick Robinson Baker (right) with Chris Mears
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Sheffield’s Nick Robinson-Baker said it is “business as usual” despite rumours linking his 3m synchro partner with another diver.

Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears finished a disappointing eighth at the World Championships in Barcelona prompting reports that Mears was about to team up with fellow 3m individual diver, Leeds-based Jack Laugher.

However, Robinson-Baker, aged 27, said he’s still Mears regular partner.

He said: “As far as I know it’s business as usual. I’ve heard the rumours that Jack and Chris will try out together but nothing else. I need to have a couple of operations (nose and wrist) now it’s the end of the season and then we’ll see how things lie in the new year.

“I had a bad last dive in Barcelona, but these things happen. It’s sport.”

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