The City of Sheffield 3m syncrho pair, Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward, will be arriving back in Sheffield today with a bronze medal each after a successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, writes Emma Spragg.
Despite only having been paired together for six months the athletes are already known for their close friendship in and out of the pool.
Speaking before the Commonwealth Games, Robinson-Baker said: “One of the things I’ve always wanted is a strong relationship with my partner, you always get the best results that way.”
As a senior member of the diving team, he spotted Woodward’s talent from a young age and followed his progress through juniors until the opportunity arose to become a synchro pair.
Team England dominated the synchronised springboard final with Jack Laugher, from Harrogate and Chris Mears taking gold.
After holding their ground near the top of the table for the majority of the competition, a few errors on their final dive left Robinson-Baker and Woodward vulnerable, but the Malaysian’s failed to capitalise on their opportunity to steal third place.