In-form Sheffield diver Nick Robinson-Baker is ready to go for gold at the Olympics

Prepared: Nick Robinson-Baker
Prepared: Nick Robinson-Baker
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SHEFFIELD diver Nick Robinson-Baker has no other motivation than winning a medal at this summer’s Olympic Games in London.

The 25-year-old, who moved to the city from the capital in 2005 to pursue his diving career says he is in the form of his life and is focusing all his efforts on coming away from the Games with a podium finish.

Robinson-Baker and three-metre springboard synchro partner Chris Mears recently finished second at a diving World Series event in Tijuana, Mexico. He said: “I’m not going there with any other intention than winning a medal.

“Four years ago in Beijing, maybe I was just a bit happy to be there but this time I’m stronger physically and psychologically and we’re able to do the more technical dives that you have to do to compete for a medal.”

Although the British diving squad won’t be officially announced until after the trials at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on June 8-10, Robinson-Baker, barring injury or illness, is almost certain to take his place at the opening ceremony on July 27.

He said: “After Beijing I was drinking a beer thinking ‘do I want to go through it all again’, but here I am!

“There’s 77 days to go until the opening ceremony and 80 until I compete. It seemed to be a long way to go, but now it’s just days away.

“I’m ready.”