It’s a bad day at office for partners Nick and Chris

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SHEFFIELD’S Nick Robinson-Baker thinks he and his synchro partner Chris Mears are good enough to compete with the world’s elite.

The pair finished fifth in the three-metre synchro final at the European Diving Championships in Holland.

They scored 436.74 last time out at the final World Series leg in Mexico but could only manage 390.84 in Eindhoven.

“We’ve showed that we are good enough,” Robinson-Baker said. “We were going well until the fifth dive and then a few errors cost us.”

The British pair must now negotiate next month’s Olympic trials.

Had the pair repeated their career-best score from Mexico they would have secured the silver medal behind Russians Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov, who won with 445.92. We’ll have to go back to the drawing board and look at where we slightly messed up in the final here,” Robinson-Baker said. “We have to get the finer points correct before that Olympic final. The Olympics are 75 days away, we’re working towards that. It wasn’t our day, but in 75 days it might be.”

It was far from doom and gloom, though, with Mears pointing out their Mexico result would have been good enough for silver.