The Commonwealth bronze medallists, Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward arrived home with medals in hand and looking to the future, writes Emma Spragg.
After unexpected success in Glasgow, the newly-formed synchro pair are back with brimming confidence and their eyes on Rio 2016.
“You want to go out there and dive for yourselves, but you want to go out there and prove to your friends and family and the whole nation and the rest of the world that you can be one of the best athletes in the world at your event and we’ve done that now,” said Robinson-Baker.
He added that the duo are capable of doing even better. “It wasn’t our best performance we’ve ever done, our qualifying performance for the Commonwealth Games was amazing and that was what we wanted to replicate, but it just didn’t happen on the day.
“But it’s a privilege just to be there, especially to walk out with a medal,” he said..
It was 19-year-old Woodward’s first senior international medal. “There’s only better things to come really i’m just going to get stronger, learn more dives, become more consistent and get more experience. Who knows about Rio even, I’m just going keep getting better,” he said.
The pair hope that their win will inspire fellow divers at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.