Sheffield’s Nick dives back in to Rio medal hunt

Fully focused: Nick Robinson-Baker performed beyond expectations at the 2012 London Games
Fully focused: Nick Robinson-Baker performed beyond expectations at the 2012 London Games
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SHEFFIELD diver Nick Robinson-Baker says he is going for gold at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 25-year-old has been rewarded for his fifth place finish at last summer’s Games with three-metre synchro partner Chris Mears by retaining his funding through UK Sport.

And with the new season rapidly approaching Robinson-Baker is already planning ahead. He said: “I’ve been back in training for a while now working on all my core stuff and basic moves.

“After the Olympics I made sure I had a good break from the sport but now I’m back into it and looking forward to the season. I’ve been at two Olympics (Beijing and London). I’m learning all the time.

“We ended up fifth in London, which was a fantastic result, the main thing for us is to tidy up everything we’ve got and hit that water with no splash. That is the difference in winning a medal.”

The first major landmark for Robinson-Baker and Mears will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year. The duo will be favourites to win gold and if they do they’ll stay together for a bid to win another in Rio.

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