Reid targets London title to match Edinburgh gold

Reid targets London title to match Edinburgh gold
By Sportsbeat

29/08/2018 at 11:56Updated

Grace Reid knows what it takes to win gold in front of a home crowd and she hopes that can fire her to Diving World Series victory in London next year.

The 22-year-old won European Championship gold on the 3m individual platform earlier this month in her hometown of Edinburgh, beating teammate Alicia Blagg in a British one-two.

And now Reid, who trains at the London Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park, is out to match that in her home pool next May.

“I like to think being in London would give us home advantage, but at the end of the day a pool is a pool and you have to work with what is in front on you on the day,” she said.

“Being here means there are a lot of home comforts for the British divers going into the event.

“You don't have to worry about what you are going to eat, sleeping in a different bed, struggling with a new language, all the things you don't necessarily think about, but will make a massive difference to us.

“The Diving World Series is something I have been a part of for the last two years and it's really exciting that it's coming back to London.”

The three-day event will see a return of the world’s best divers to the Olympic pool and marks the first time the event has been held in Britain since 2015.

The meet is also likely to mark Tom Daley’s competitive return to diving after taking a break to spend time with his young family.

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