Commonwealth Games: Age No barrier for diver Nick

Team England's Freddie Woodward, left, and Nick Baker-Robinson in the synchronised 3m springboard final
Team England's Freddie Woodward, left, and Nick Baker-Robinson in the synchronised 3m springboard final
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Nick Robinson-Baker felt his age as he secured bronze at the Commonwealth Games but he also insisted that played into his favour in reaching the podium.

Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward took bronze in the 3m synchro as his former partner Chris Mears won gold with Jack Laugher in Edinburgh.

At 27, Robinson-Baker, who trains in Sheffield, was the oldest competitor in the field but he admitted that his years of experience were more than beneficial in claiming a medal.

“There were no nerves for me pre-competition - I’m 27, I’m an old boy and I’ve been doing it a long time,” he said.

Meanwhile, Luke Cutts claimed pole vault silver on countback as English teammate Steve Lewis finally took Commonwealth Games gold at Hampden Park.

Both Cutts and Lewis jumped 5.55m but the latter was better with his set.

Nick Matthew remains on course to repeats his double Commonwealth Games gold heroics of four years ago after he and partner Adrian Grant sealed victory in Friday’s men’s doubles quarter-finals. The 34-year-old and partner Grant, who also teamed up for gold in Delhi four years ago, looked impressive in seeing off a determined Welsh pairing of Peter Creed and David Evans.

Liam Pitchford narrowly missed out on table tennis bronze medal but he has no time to lick his wounds with today potentially the biggest of his young career.

The 21-year-old teamed up with Paul Drinkhall for the men’s doubles but they were beaten by the Singapore pairing of Zi Yang and Jian Zhan. He and Drinkhall will switch from teammates to opponents for the mixed doubles final. Pitchford is also in the semi-finals of the singles competition

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